Encyclopedia of historical weapons
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Encyclopedia of historical weapons

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Greave
Also called schynbald or jamber. Plate defence for the leg from knee to ankle, initially pro­tecting only the front, but…
Surcoat
Also overcoat. Long, tunic-like piece of cloth worn over armor to keep the dirt, rain and sun heat out and present the…
Saex
See Sax.
Onager
Roman Ballista, so named after a wild ass because of the way it kicked back upon firing. It was most common in the armies in the mid 4th century…
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