When discussing arms and armor, there also has to be some sort of naming system for describing the various pieces of armor, and weapons. Unfortunately, due to the apocalyptic nature of the conquest of the Americas, very little record (both written and oral) survives of the indigenous names for the various pieces of war gear from Mesoamerica. Where these terms are still known I will use the native words for the particular equipment. However, otherwise I will use an adapted version of European naming conventions for arms and armor.
Armory Naming Conventions
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