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  • n. A bar of metal, at right-angles, between the blade and the hilt of a sword that stops an opponent's blade from sliding down and injuring the hand of the person wielding the sword.


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  • The hilt of that strange blade was fused to her palm, and the twisted basket of its crossguard wrapped around her hand and wrist like the coils of a constricting snake.


  • The swords have a simple crossguard and most have a languet, a short central extension towards the blade that fits over the scabbard when sheathed.

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  • His blade landed on mine and caught on the crossguard.

    Kurtzhau and the Fallen Viking

  • But would he care in the slightest how the crossguard looks?

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  • Brude, what I meant is that the crossguard and pommel of needle still look like somebody spend some time making them pretty.

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  • He also had about that many crossguard and grip styles as well.

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  • Hell no, he is a practical northmen, he would just use some plain crossguard that works.

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  • Brom's sword looks much more intelligent, with clean, functional lines and a proper crossguard stripped to its essential components.

    Movie Review: Eragon

  • Therefore you should use the point, both edges, crossguard and pommel and all that is on the sword as they are meant to be used in the art of fencing ...

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  • She applied gentle pressure to the crossguard until she felt the knife click home.

    The Pillars of Creation


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