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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Couter
Also spelt cowter. Plate armor protecting the elbow.
Lame
A narrow strip or plate of steel, sometimes used in armour to provide articulation.
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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