Encyclopedia of historical weapons
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Encyclopedia of historical weapons

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Cod-piece
Fabric covering for the groin, latterly padded. Its counter­part in armour could be either of mail or, more usually, of plate.
Cuisse
Armor protecting thighs.
Steel
An alloy of wrought iron and carbon, capable of being hardened by heating and then quenching (rapid cooling) in water. This hardening process could…
Goddara
Sword with a curved blade and padded hilt; often highly decorated.
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