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  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Ricasso ri-kas′ō that part of a rapier-blade next to the hilt.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Ety. unknown.


In literature:

Has the peculiarly Italian design of ornamentation, criss-cross lines on the ricasso.
"A Catalogue of Early Pennsylvania and Other Firearms and Edged Weapons at "Restless Oaks"" by Henry W. Shoemaker