Encyclopedia of historical weapons - Visor

Protection for the eyes and face; a plate defence pivoted to the helmet - skull.

Encyclopedia of historical weapons

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Barbut
Also called barbute, barbuta. An open-faced shoulder-length Italian helmet, made in one piece, with a T-shaped face…
Longsword
Hand-and-a-half long, straight, double-edged sword with a cruciform hilt. Usually 4-4.5 ft long with a weight of 3-4 lbs. The most…
Quillions
Special (Renaissance) term for two straight or curved cross-guards (front and back). Called just cross or guard when on Medieval …
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…
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