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Encyclopedia of historical weapons - Gorget

Also called a collar. Close-fitting plate protecting the neck, throat, and upper chest.

Encyclopedia of historical weapons

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Ailette
A flat plate of leather or parchment (square, round or diamond-shaped) which tied to the point of the shoulder. Worn be­tween 1250-1350 to…
Tang nut
See Pommel nut.
Bayonet
At the end of the seventeenth century the French introduced the socket bayonet. This contained a sleeve fitting round the barrel and was locked…
Gladius
The Legions patterned their short swords after those of the Spanish Celts. The historian, Polybius, says they were introduced into the army during…
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