Encyclopedia of historical weapons - Falling buffe

Hinged, face part of a helmet. Can be secured by a leather strap and has flexible lames so it can be lowered for better ventilating and visibility.

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Armour
Usually metal pieces made specially for their purpose - to protect their wearer's body against thrust, stabs and any other kind of attacks. Comprises…
Ballock dagger
Also kidney dagger. Has a double-egded blade with a fuller in its center. Hilt made of wood, horn or sometimes ivory. Has two kidney shaped…
Pilum
Roman throwing spear. Has a small, leaf-shaped head on a long and thin iron part attached to a wooden shaft. Effective vs. …
Great bascinet
Late 14th early 15th century version of the bascinet where the mail aventail was replaced with two steel plates, one in the front and one in back.
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