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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Lower end
The pointed part of a sword.
Morning star
Also called morgenstern. A form of spiked club , popular in the early sixteenth century.
Riser
Opposite of a fuller. Makes a sword more rigid yet with a flixible spine.
Standard
A mail collar common in the fifteenth century.
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