Encyclopedia of historical weapons - Cross

Also cross-guard or quillions. The straight bar or guard of a Medieval sword.

Encyclopedia of historical weapons

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Ailette
A flat plate of leather or parchment (square, round or diamond-shaped) which tied to the point of the shoulder. Worn be­tween 1250-1350 to…
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.
Adze
The adze was a traditional carpenter’s tool with a long thin axe-like blade attached at a right angle to the handle; they were used for cutting…
Gladius
The Legions patterned their short swords after those of the Spanish Celts. The historian, Polybius, says they were introduced into the army during…
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