Encyclopedia of historical weapons

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Brigandine
Form of coat-of-plates with hundreds of small plates, partially covering each other. Mobile yet protective.
Dagger
Knife in a sword-like form. Daggers came in many forms and in single or double-edged variations. Usually equipped with a pommel…
Pavise
Large, usually rectangular shield carried by infantrymen and frequently used in siege operations to protect archers. The largest pavises…
Rondel
A disc of metal fitted to daggers or staff weapons to protect the user's hand, and to the rear of armets to protect the…
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