Encyclopedia of historical weapons - Greave

Also called schynbald or jamber. Plate defence for the leg from knee to ankle, initially pro­tecting only the front, but later the whole lower leg. Constructed of two plates hinged together and shaped to the contours of the mus­cle. Schynbald and jamber are used in connection with the earlier type.

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Edge
The sharp, cutting part of a blade. Swords are single or double-edged.
Estoc
Called tuck in English. Long, pointed and rigid longsword with a triangular or square blade, which was quite blunt.…
Surcoat
Also overcoat. Long, tunic-like piece of cloth worn over armor to keep the dirt, rain and sun heat out and present the…
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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