Encyclopedia of historical weapons - Plackart

Part of armor. Covers the wearer's lower rib and stomach area. Attached with straps which allows better flexibility.

Encyclopedia of historical weapons

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Bec de Corbin
Special type of a polehammer.
Hache
Also Bec de Faucon, Pollaxe (misnomer) or Polaxe. Two basic forms – First one has an axe-shaped edged…
Steel
An alloy of wrought iron and carbon, capable of being hardened by heating and then quenching (rapid cooling) in water. This hardening process could…
Ahlespiess
A polearm common to German-speaking areas, particularly used by the Swiss and Habsburgs: the wooden shaft is relatively short, and the weapon is…
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