Encyclopedia of historical weapons
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Encyclopedia of historical weapons

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Tilt
A barrier of wood covered in cloth to separate the jousters as they ran a course. Introduced m the fifteenth century to stop head­long…
Dolabra
Axe-like tool/weapon used by legionnaires; socketed head attached to a wooden handle.
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…
Genuillieres
Plate pieces to protect the knee.
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