Encyclopedia of historical weapons - Upper end

The hilt part of a sword.

Encyclopedia of historical weapons

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Fauld
Armour (usually composed of horizontal lames) attached to the bottom edge of a breastplate to protect the abdomen.
Spaudler
A light laminated defence protecting the point of the shoulder and top of the arm, especially popular in Germany.
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.
Bard, or Barding
A term for horse armor, which could be made from a variety of materials, including mail and plate.
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