Encyclopedia of historical weapons
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Encyclopedia of historical weapons

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Aventail
A curtain of mail attached by means of staples (ver-velles) around the base of a helmet (especially the basinet ), and…
Crest
A heraldic recognitive device fixed to the top of the great helm, introduced in the second half of the thirteenth and in wide use by the…
Claymore
Two-handed broadsword from the 16th century used by the Scotch Highlanders against Englishmen.
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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