Encyclopedia of historical weapons - Compound-Hilt & Complex-Guard

Term for the many forms of hilts in Renaissance and on some late-Medieval swords. Ususally consist of finger-rings, side-rings or ports, a knuckle-bar, and counter-guard or back-guard. Complex-guard may have swept-hilts, ring-hilts, cage-hilts or basket-hilts.

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Lance rest
A support for the lance when couched; this was bolted to the right side of the breastplate and was often hinged.
Pavise
Large, usually rectangular shield carried by infantrymen and frequently used in siege operations to protect archers. The largest pavises…
Spurs
Y-shaped metal goads strapped to the heel, used to drive the horse on. Dating from early antiquity. Early medieval spurs were of simple prick type;…
Solleret
See Sabaton.
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