Encyclopedia of historical weapons - Quillions

Special (Renaissance) term for two straight or curved cross-guards (front and back). Called just cross or guard when on Medieval swords.

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Collar
See Gorget.
Cross
Also cross-guard or quillions. The straight bar or guard of a Medieval sword.
Damascening
Also called inlay. A process used for the decoration of metal surfaces; usually silver or gold onto iron or steel. 'True'…
German Reitschwert
See Backsword.
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