Encyclopedia of historical weapons - Ricasso

The dull part of a blade right above the hilt. Made for fingering. Not all swords have it.

Encyclopedia of historical weapons

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Foible
Special (Renaissance) term for the upper, weaker part of a blade. Does most of the attacking for its speed and nimbleness.
Flammards
Also flambards. Two-handed swords with a certain wave or with a flamed blade.
Grip
The handle of a sword. Mostly made of wire, leather, wood, ivory, bone or horn. Also a method of holding a sword.
Nut
Round pivoted component retained within the stock (tiller) of a crossbow to take the string. It is usually made of solid ivory or…
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