Encyclopedia of historical weapons - Basnet

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Encyclopedia of historical weapons

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Ricasso
The dull part of a blade right above the hilt. Made for fingering. Not all swords have it.
Shoulder
The corner part of a sword. Connects a blade to a tang.
Tilt
A barrier of wood covered in cloth to separate the jousters as they ran a course. Introduced m the fifteenth century to stop head­long…
Ahlespiess
A polearm common to German-speaking areas, particularly used by the Swiss and Habsburgs: the wooden shaft is relatively short, and the weapon is…
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