Encyclopedia of historical weapons
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Encyclopedia of historical weapons

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Kettle hat
Plain metal helmet with a wide brim.
Volant-piece
An English term for the reinforcing brow-piece on a helmet such as the sallet.
Footman's lance
The footman's lance was essentially a spear used solely for thrusting. Generally, lances were considered to be a cavalry weapon but foot soldiers…
Gada
A gaff was and still is a hand-held metal hook with a sharp tip used to latch onto an object, usually for the purposes of moving it. Most commonly,…
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