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What is a sub-hilt?

This is a subhilt knife:
broad18t.jpg


This is not:
broad11t.jpg


See the difference in the handle?

(photos are of Broadwell knives, courtesy of Robertson Custom Cutlery)

--JB

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I don't want to be dense, but let me make sure I understand... The sub-hilt is a somewhat separated part of the hilt, divided by a second guard or finger-groove configuration. Does that sound about right?

--Bob Q
 
Basically, the 'hilt' is the guard (on a knife; on a sword, the hilt is the guard and handle). The subhilt is that extra piece of steel added between the index finger and the rest of the hand. It aids in reinforcing the grip, but limits the grip choices.

--JB

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