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[[image:vikinghilts.jpg|right|200px|thumb|Replica Viking sword hilts.]]
The '''hilt''' of a [[weapon]] is the section that is used to hold the item. The term is most frequently applied to [[knife|knives]] and [[sword]]s.
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The '''hilt''' of a [[weapon]] is the section that is used to hold the item. The term is most frequently applied to [[knife|knives]] and [[sword]]s and in general usage refers to the entire furniture of the sword ([[crossguard]], [[grip]] and [[pommel]]).
   
 
Hilts are generally made of [[wood]], [[antler]] or [[bone]] and may have a [[leather]] covering. They may be shaped to better fit the hand and some may be carved for decorative purposes.
 
Hilts are generally made of [[wood]], [[antler]] or [[bone]] and may have a [[leather]] covering. They may be shaped to better fit the hand and some may be carved for decorative purposes.
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Latest revision as of 17:37, 11 March 2006

Replica Viking sword hilts.

The hilt of a weapon is the section that is used to hold the item. The term is most frequently applied to knives and swords and in general usage refers to the entire furniture of the sword (crossguard, grip and pommel).

Hilts are generally made of wood, antler or bone and may have a leather covering. They may be shaped to better fit the hand and some may be carved for decorative purposes.