Encyclopedia of historical weapons - Surcoat

Also overcoat. Long, tunic-like piece of cloth worn over armor to keep the dirt, rain and sun heat out and present the wearer’s coat of arms. Comes in many forms. Originally reached almost the wearer’s heel but develeoped into a shorter and more fitting form.

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Type of armor made from small metal rings. Is flexible but insufficient vs. thrusts (therefore usually worn with a tough padding…
Slow match
A slow-burning cord of hemp or flax soaked in salt­petre and then dried. Used to ignite cannon and hand guns.
Volant-piece
An English term for the reinforcing brow-piece on a helmet such as the sallet.
Doloire
(wagoner's axe) battle axe used in the 15th century; socketed steel head is fitted to a wooden haft.
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