Encyclopedia of historical weapons - Poleaxe

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Encyclopedia of historical weapons

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Falling buffe
Hinged, face part of a helmet. Can be secured by a leather strap and has flexible lames so it can be lowered for better…
Lance rest
A support for the lance when couched; this was bolted to the right side of the breastplate and was often hinged.
Ricasso
The dull part of a blade right above the hilt. Made for fingering. Not all swords have it.
Battering Ram
A Battering Ram is a large chunk of wood used to knock down castle walls in the Medieval era. With the weight of at least four men behind it, this…
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