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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Quarterstaff
Long (6-10 ft), massive pole for personal defense yet very dangerous in skilled hands.
Rebated
Training or tournament sword with blunted point and edge.
Javelin
A short throwing spear, used as a shock weapon.
Vervelles
Bronze, brass, or latten staples that attached to a bascinet to enable the leather cuff of an aventail to be secured to the helmet.
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