The part of a sword that lies below the hilt. The pommel countered the weight of the blade.
Related term(s): Pommel (Saddle); Hilt; Wheel Pommel; Quillon; Fuller; Sheath
Last modified: 06.06.05
Source information: Wise, Terrence. Medieval Warfare. New York: Hastings House Publishers, Inc., 1976. 68.
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