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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Sallet
Helmet with (usually) a hinged visor and a long tail for protecting the back of the neck. Comes in many forms. In England known as a …
Skull
The part of a helmet cover­ing the top, back and the sides of the head above the ears. It can also denote a simple metal cap.
Tabard
Similar to a surcoat. Made from front and back parts laced together. Could be tightened or left loose.
Yeamberren
Wooden club with a large conical head
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