Encyclopedia of historical weapons
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Encyclopedia of historical weapons

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Crossbow
A horizontal bow set at 90 degrees to the tiller and spanned by mechanical means. Originally made of horn, wood, and sinew, the bowstave was later…
Cut-and-Thrust Sword
Quite thin, tapered sword with compound hilts suitable for fingered grip.
Pavise
Large, usually rectangular shield carried by infantrymen and frequently used in siege operations to protect archers. The largest pavises…
Standard
A mail collar common in the fifteenth century.
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