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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Bill
Also Brown Bill or Black Bill. Polearm with a wide cutting blade and sometimes also spikes and hooks.…
Corselet
See Corslet.
Haubergeon
Hauberk ending between crotch and the middle of the wearer’s thigh. Has a sharp dagger-like hem.
Occularium
See Sights.
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