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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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Coif
Hood of fabric or mail worn under a helmet. By the twelfth century it often incor­porated a ventail.
Kite-shaped shield
A large, elon­gated triangular shield with a rounded top used throughout Europe from the tenth to the thir­teenth century, commonly…
Mail
Type of armor made from small metal rings. Is flexible but insufficient vs. thrusts (therefore usually worn with a tough padding…
Flanged mace
By the middle ages, many European maces were all metal construction. Flanges, spikes, and similar pointed protrusions were added to combat plate…
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