Encyclopedia of historical weapons
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Encyclopedia of historical weapons

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Kite-shaped shield
A large, elon­gated triangular shield with a rounded top used throughout Europe from the tenth to the thir­teenth century, commonly…
Rapier
Long, double- edged, single-handed sword with a thin blade. Designed to emphasize the thrust. Probably the first…
Visor
Protection for the eyes and face; a plate defence pivoted to the helmet - skull.
Volant-piece
An English term for the reinforcing brow-piece on a helmet such as the sallet.
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