Encyclopedia of historical weapons - Fingering

Wraping index finger around sword’s ricasso to give it a greater tip control.

Encyclopedia of historical weapons

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Arming Cap
Quilted cap worn beneath the helmet.
Cross
Also cross-guard or quillions. The straight bar or guard of a Medieval sword.
Court-sword
See Small-Sword.
Gala
Sword with a carved wooden handle and no guard.
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