Encyclopedia of historical weapons - Upper end

The hilt part of a sword.

Encyclopedia of historical weapons

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Armet
Close-fitted helmet with a visor and hinged cheek coverings. More sofisticated than bascinet and less sofisticated than…
Cross
Also cross-guard or quillions. The straight bar or guard of a Medieval sword.
Kite-shaped shield
A large, elon­gated triangular shield with a rounded top used throughout Europe from the tenth to the thir­teenth century, commonly…
Klappvisier
A modern term for a globular visor worn in Germany in the fourteenth century to accom­pany the basinet; it only covered the…
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