Encyclopedia of historical weapons
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Encyclopedia of historical weapons

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Breastplate
Plate armour protecttion for the front of the torso, to the waist. See also plackart.
Lucerne hammer
A staff weapon with a hammer-head balanced by a fluke, popular with Swiss infantry in both the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries.
Stechhelm
A 'frog-mouthed' form of great helm which was worn specifically for Gestesch, bolted to the breastplate.
Bayonet
At the end of the seventeenth century the French introduced the socket bayonet. This contained a sleeve fitting round the barrel and was locked…
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