Encyclopedia of historical weapons
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Encyclopedia of historical weapons

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Blade
The length of steel that forms a sword.
Tilt
A barrier of wood covered in cloth to separate the jousters as they ran a course. Introduced m the fifteenth century to stop head­long…
War hammer
Also called martel and horseman's pick. A short-hafted hammer used mainly in the late fifteenth and sixteenth cen­turies…
Great bascinet
Late 14th early 15th century version of the bascinet where the mail aventail was replaced with two steel plates, one in the front and one in back.
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