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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Arming Cap
Quilted cap worn beneath the helmet.
The handle of a sword. Mostly made of wire, leather, wood, ivory, bone or horn. Also a method of holding a sword.
The lower part of a sword. Consists of a cross-guard, handle/grip, and a pommel. Medieval swords are most likely to have a…
Defensive article. Has many shapes and sizes. Usually made of wood or metal and a covering such as a leather. Has a handle or several straps to get…

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