- Arming sword
- Also short sword. Single-handed weapon which looks like a simple longsword. Attached to the a knight’s belt.
- A decorative process frequently applied to the surface of metals especially in Europe from about 1500 onwards; frequently used in conjunction…
- Plate defence on early medieval helmets, often riveted to the bottom of the skull to cover the nose and middle of the face.
- At the end of the seventeenth century the French introduced the socket bayonet. This contained a sleeve fitting round the barrel and was locked…