A Sword Classification-type from the 13th Century, The Quillon was a small bladed weapon of The Arming Sword Family. Blades were typically single-edged (with some variations that featured double-edged blades). The Quillon was noted for it's unusual "double" Cross hand guard shaped like an "X". The design was innovative, in that it provided a level of protection not normally afforded to Swords at the time. Considered a "weapon of Nobility", The Quillon may have started it's development with The Celtic peoples, and was seen in use in Spain, Italy and France as well. The blade was carried in a scabbard (when needed).