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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Backplate
Plate armour defence for the back.
Estoc
Called tuck in English. Long, pointed and rigid longsword with a triangular or square blade, which was quite blunt.…
Lammellar
Form of armor. Consist of small metal plates stitched together.
Longsword
Hand-and-a-half long, straight, double-edged sword with a cruciform hilt. Usually 4-4.5 ft long with a weight of 3-4 lbs. The most…
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