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the introduction
hauberk and lamellar armor. X-XI the century
helmet with the the barmitsa. X century. X century
hauberk (schema of production)
armor is scaly. XI century
the splitting weapon
helmets. XI-XIII century
armors from the plates and the scale
warrior. XII century
hauberk. XII-XIII century
the chopping weapon
helmet with the half-mask and barmitsa. XII-XIII century
armor is lamellar. VIII the century
the shields
archer. XIII century
the impact weapon
armors. XIII-XIV century
the banner
arbalest. XIV century
the missile weapon
kolontar'. XIV century
baydana. XV century
kuyak. XVI century
swords and the sabre
yushman. XVI century
chaldar (horse attire). XVI century
the helmets
archer. XVI century
tegilyay. XVI century
bakhterets and tarch. XVI century
zertsalo. XVII century
rynda. XVI-XVII century
ceremonial armors. XVII century
the impact weapon
Artist Vladimir Semenov.
the impact weapon

Impact weapon relates to the short-range weapon, as a result of the ease of fabrication it received in Russia wide distribution. Bulavy, club and shestopery - weapon combat. Did adapt into troops bludgeon - weighty metallic weight, fastened toward the end of the belt, by length about 50 cm. - to definitely say difficultly, but the repeated archaelogical findings of bludgeon testify about its sufficient popularity. Bulavy were the short baton, to end of which was fitted massive knob. The head of shestopera consisted of metallic plates -"perbev" (hence and its name). Shestoper, extended mainly in the XV - XVII centuries, could serve as the sign of the authority of military leaders, remaining the at the same time terrible weapon: "A not by sabres bright of their sekosha, but Bichat their Muscovites... aki of pigs, shestopery" (Pskov chronicle).
 
Both bulava and shestoper origin their conduct from the club - massive cudgel with the butt end, usually iron-bound iron or that set by large iron nails. Club, possibly, was the earliest weapon, known to man "... To prezhe BO of that by clubs and Camky b'yakhusya -, it is said in The ipat'evskoy chronicle.
 
A. Yurasovskiy
"Russian armors X-XVII centurys".
Artist Vladimir Semenov.
© depictive skill ". Moscow. 1983

 
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