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Encyclopedia of historical weapons - Breaths

Holes or slits in the visor of a helmet or the lames of a falling buffe or bevor, for ventilation; also usually permitting a degree of extra vision.

Encyclopedia of historical weapons

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Boss
Also umbo. The round shaped piece of metal at the center of a shield. Protects the hand.
Brigandine
Form of coat-of-plates with hundreds of small plates, partially covering each other. Mobile yet protective.
Gambeson
Quilted and embellished coat-armor.
Tang
The continuing, hidden part of a blade inside a handle. May be of a different temper than the blade. Sword may have full or…
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