Encyclopedia of historical weapons

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Helmet
Armor protecting the head. Comes in many forms.
Lance rest
A support for the lance when couched; this was bolted to the right side of the breastplate and was often hinged.
Shield
Defensive article. Has many shapes and sizes. Usually made of wood or metal and a covering such as a leather. Has a handle or several straps to get…
Sax
Also saex. Long and heavy single-edged knife prefered by the Nordic peoples. Saxes could up to 3 ft in length, and hilted like …
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