Insights from Historical Artwork

A close-up of a late 15th century naval battle against the Turks. A fighter in "gold" plate armor raises a slender sword to strike while he grabs his opponent’s face. His adversary wields a falchion (or perhaps a Turkish Kilij) and holds a heater-like shield with pointed umbo and what appears as possibly some sort of frontal spike-rivets. Behind him a fighter threatens with an unusual long-bladed pole-arm with a back-curved cross-guard. From Bilings' Crusades.

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