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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.

Encyclopedia of historical weapons

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Edge
The sharp, cutting part of a blade. Swords are single or double-edged.
Espadon
Two-handed sword of the 15th century.
Iverapena
Paddle club made of hardwood and slightly pointed.
Yatagan
A long knife or short saber that lacks a guard for the hand at the juncture of blade and hilt; usually has a double curve to the edge and a nearly…
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