It was a simple uniform of blue and white, with a single silver epaulette, and a sword, hilted with the same metal.
His belt was of black and gold, and the dagger it held was hilted with gleaming jewels.
Fleuret meant in Old French a sword-blade not yet polished and hilted, and we find it used, as we do Eng.
Old English hilt "hilt, handle of a sword or dagger," from Proto-Germanic *helt (cf. Old Norse hjalt, Old High German helza "hilt," Old Saxon helta "oar handle"), perhaps from PIE *kel- "to strike." Formerly also used in plural in same sense as singular.