Encyclopedia of historical weapons - Cross-guard

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Compound-Hilt & Complex-Guard
Term for the many forms of hilts in Renaissance and on some late-Medieval swords. Ususally consist of finger-rings,…
Leather straps for gripping a shield or a buckler.
The continuing, hidden part of a blade inside a handle. May be of a different temper than the blade. Sword may have full or…
A short throwing spear, used as a shock weapon.

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