Encyclopedia of historical weapons - Lance rest

A support for the lance when couched; this was bolted to the right side of the breastplate and was often hinged.

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Crest
A heraldic recognitive device fixed to the top of the great helm, introduced in the second half of the thirteenth and in wide use by the…
Martel
See War hammer.
Steel
An alloy of wrought iron and carbon, capable of being hardened by heating and then quenching (rapid cooling) in water. This hardening process could…
Recurve bow
Unlike the longbow, the ends of an unstrung recurve bow are curved away from the archer. This allows the strung bow to be more powerful and shorter…
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