Encyclopedia of historical weapons
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Encyclopedia of historical weapons

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Bracer
Early fourteenth century form of defence for the lower arm; also a term for an archer's arm guard to protect the forearm from the bowstring.
Hilt
The lower part of a sword. Consists of a cross-guard, handle/grip, and a pommel. Medieval swords are most likely to have a…
Locking gauntlet
Gauntlet with overlapping little plates fastened to a pin on the wrist.
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…
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