from The Century Dictionary.
- noun One of the arms or branches of the cross-guard of a sword. See cross-guard, cross-hilt, cut in next column, and cut under
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- noun The
guardof a swordor other bladed weapon designedto protectthe handfrom harm.
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It was the prisoner of Quillon -- no, "quillon" had something to do with a sword -- no, it was Chillon.
It had the initials P.S.P. engraved onto the quillon.
He was working on the reverse of the blade, the edge opposite the ring quillon: his spirit in Garric's body had backhanded the sword through an iron helmet.
The barked quillon drew blood across Bogdan's hand.
He made an overreach with the blade, tried to hang Bogdan's blade with the quillon-spine on his and almost succeeded; but Bogdan's strength jerked the blade half out of his grip before the imperfect hold raked free.
Candlelight danced across the polished curve of the quillon.
Finding his op-ponent helpless, Emien crossed his dagger over his quillon and bore down with both hands.
I got it in one hand and a quillon in the other, and wrenched the weapon free -- then drove it up into his rib cage.
On the belt as well was a black-sheathed, black-handled Gerber MkII fighting knife with double-edged stainless blade with sawteeth near the double-quillon guard on each side.
But on her belt was a Gerber Mk II, the sheath apparently specially made, black, efficient-looking, the knife's handle material and the brass double-quillon guard betraying it as the Presentation series variation, just as efficient as the more subdued-looking Gerber Rourke now wore, but prettier.