Encyclopedia of historical weapons - Shield

Defensive article. Has many shapes and sizes. Usually made of wood or metal and a covering such as a leather. Has a handle or several straps to get hung by.

Encyclopedia of historical weapons

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Francisca
Light throwing axe used alongside an angon.
Greave
Also called schynbald or jamber. Plate defence for the leg from knee to ankle, initially pro­tecting only the front, but…
Spaudler
A light laminated defence protecting the point of the shoulder and top of the arm, especially popular in Germany.
Spurs
Y-shaped metal goads strapped to the heel, used to drive the horse on. Dating from early antiquity. Early medieval spurs were of simple prick type;…
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