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Encyclopedia > Ricasso
This replica gladius has no ricaso. Labeling it as such, as keeps being done here, is creating misinformation about swords, a subject with far too many myths already. A ricaso is much longer than the triangular unground section just below the hilt, which is a simple termination of the blade bevels prior to the guard, a common feature of many swords and knives and completely and totally unrelated to a ricasso, which is elongated and designed specifically for grip.

A ricasso is a part of some sword and knife blades. It is an unsharpened and unbevelled section just above the guard or handle. ImageMetadata File history File links Download high resolution version (1503x3258, 726 KB) Roman gladius, type Pompeji Photographed by myself during a show of Legio XV from Pram, Austria File links The following pages link to this file: Gladius ... ImageMetadata File history File links Download high resolution version (1503x3258, 726 KB) Roman gladius, type Pompeji Photographed by myself during a show of Legio XV from Pram, Austria File links The following pages link to this file: Gladius ... This article is about the sword. ...


The first ricassos (or first labelled as such) were found on larger Western swords beginning in the Late Middle Ages. In use, this allowed the swordsman to choke up, shorten his grip, or half-sword, enabling better control and manipulation of the blade and allowing the weapon to be more effective in thrusting against both armoured and unarmoured opponents. Later longswords, claymores, rapiers and other large blades often had this feature. Many modern knives also include an unbeveled section referred to as a ricasso. Leonardo da Vincis Vitruvian Man, for many a symbol of the changes of the Western culture during the Renaissance Western culture or Western civilization is a term used to generally refer to most of the cultures of European origin and most of their descendants. ... Swiss longsword, 15th or 16th century Look up Sword in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Dante by Michelino The Late Middle Ages is a term used by historians to describe European history in the period of the 14th to 16th centuries (AD 1300–1500). ... Example of an illustration of half-sword, c. ... The Longsword is a type of European sword used during the late medieval and Renaissance periods, approximately 1250 to 1550. ... For other uses, see Claymore (disambiguation). ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


Ricasso in swords (contrary to knives) usually end up with quillons or flukes, which is to the ricasso what the guard is to the hilt. Hilt of Szczerbiec silver damascened rapier guard, between 1580 and 1600. ... Look up Fluke in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ...


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