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.
Backsword
Also Mortuary sword or German Reitschwert. Has only one cutting edge (therefore its name). The non-cutting edge is…
Flambards
See Flammards.
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…
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