Encyclopedia of historical weapons - Upper end

The hilt part of a sword.

Encyclopedia of historical weapons

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Haubergeon
Hauberk ending between crotch and the middle of the wearer’s thigh. Has a sharp dagger-like hem.
Waisted-grip
Specially shaped handle. Has somewhat wider middle and narrows towards the pommel.
Aclys
Wooden Roman throwing stick with a spiked head; attached to user's arm with a strap which enabled it to be retrieved after it had been thrown.
Onager
Roman Ballista, so named after a wild ass because of the way it kicked back upon firing. It was most common in the armies in the mid 4th century…
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