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Encyclopedia of historical weapons - Backplate

Plate armour defence for the back.

Encyclopedia of historical weapons

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Basinet
Also called bascinet, basnet. An open-faced helmet with a globular or conical skull enclosing the sides of…
Haubergeon
Hauberk ending between crotch and the middle of the wearer’s thigh. Has a sharp dagger-like hem.
Lucerne hammer
A staff weapon with a hammer-head balanced by a fluke, popular with Swiss infantry in both the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries.
Tang
The continuing, hidden part of a blade inside a handle. May be of a different temper than the blade. Sword may have full or…
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