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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Backsword
Also Mortuary sword or German Reitschwert. Has only one cutting edge (therefore its name). The non-cutting edge is…
Cross-guard
See Cross.
Kite-shaped shield
A large, elon­gated triangular shield with a rounded top used throughout Europe from the tenth to the thir­teenth century, commonly…
Poleyn
Armor protecting the knee.
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