Encyclopedia of historical weapons
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Encyclopedia of historical weapons

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Elbow gauntlet
The cuff of this gauntlet reaches the elbow, replac­ing both the lower cannon of the vambrace and the couter.
Skull
The part of a helmet cover­ing the top, back and the sides of the head above the ears. It can also denote a simple metal cap.
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…
War axe
The term war axe is not a particular weapon but rather descriptive of an axe designed specifically for use in combat. War axes were generally…
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