Encyclopedia of historical weapons - Slow match

A slow-burning cord of hemp or flax soaked in salt­petre and then dried. Used to ignite cannon and hand guns.

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Arbalest
Also crossbow. Consists of a bow attached to an arched stick. Is powerful, low-trajectoried weapon. Fires a bolt (a shorter arrow).
Backplate
Plate armour defence for the back.
Mitten gauntlet
A gauntlet with articulated transverse lames cover­ing the fingers, rather than the fingers each being separately pro­tected by a series of…
Shoulder
The corner part of a sword. Connects a blade to a tang.
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