Encyclopedia of historical weapons
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Encyclopedia of historical weapons

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Falling buffe
Hinged, face part of a helmet. Can be secured by a leather strap and has flexible lames so it can be lowered for better…
Nasal
Plate defence on early medieval helmets, often riveted to the bottom of the skull to cover the nose and middle of the face.
Slow match
A slow-burning cord of hemp or flax soaked in salt­petre and then dried. Used to ignite cannon and hand guns.
Quadrelle
Small mace with four blades.
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