Encyclopedia of historical weapons - 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 cause embrittlement; gentle reheating (tempering) increased the metal's resilience. These pro­cesses were well known in the Middle Ages. See wrought iron.

Encyclopedia of historical weapons

From Encyclopedia

Close-helmet
Helmet which, with a full visor and bevor, com­pletely encloses the head and face; modern use of the term tends to refer…
Morning star
Also called morgenstern. A form of spiked club , popular in the early sixteenth century.
Skull
The part of a helmet cover­ing the top, back and the sides of the head above the ears. It can also denote a simple metal cap.
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…
More

SSL Certificate Authority
SSL Certificate Authority