Encyclopedia of historical weapons - Volant-piece

An English term for the reinforcing brow-piece on a helmet such as the sallet.

Encyclopedia of historical weapons

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Breastplate
Plate armour protecttion for the front of the torso, to the waist. See also plackart.
Ricasso
The dull part of a blade right above the hilt. Made for fingering. Not all swords have it.
Sword
Most common weapon in history. Looks like a big dagger. Consists of a blade and a hilt, which has many detailed parts. Blade is made of…
Visor
Protection for the eyes and face; a plate defence pivoted to the helmet - skull.
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