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Encyclopedia of historical weapons
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Encyclopedia of historical weapons

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Arbalest
Also crossbow. Consists of a bow attached to an arched stick. Is powerful, low-trajectoried weapon. Fires a bolt (a shorter arrow).
Coat-of-Plates
Form of a flexible plate- armor made of steel, bone, or hardened leather plates which are riveted or stitched inside leather or…
Nut
Round pivoted component retained within the stock (tiller) of a crossbow to take the string. It is usually made of solid ivory or…
Hasta
The hasta was the Roman trusting spear. It was carried by the units called triarii in Republic times. Marius military reforms made the pilum the…
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