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Encyclopedia of historical weapons

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Our unique Encyclopedia will provide you with comprehensive guidance to the terminology of historical weapons, armour, battlefield equipment and warfare in general. The Encyclopedia has been compiled by experts with both theoretical knowledge and hands-on weapon-making experience, gathered over many years. You are welcome to browse our website for their excellent products, available for immediate on-line purchase. Your armourlonline.com Team Further information, queries and ideas: info@armouronline.com


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Encyclopedia of historical weapons

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Annellet
The small loops leading from quillions to the blade. Made to protect the finger wrapped over the guard.
Edge
The sharp, cutting part of a blade. Swords are single or double-edged.
Gorget
Also called a collar. Close-fitting plate protecting the neck, throat, and upper chest.
'Maximilian' armour
A modern term applied to the style of early sixteenth century armour charac­terized by narrow, parallel fluting, popular during the…
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