The end of a sword's hilt, a counterweight, frequently in the shape of an almond, 'wheel' or faceted element. Normally pommels were made from iron, left plain or adorned with washed gold, silver, enamels, or precious stones. Sometimes they were made from latten, and in a few instances they were even made from semi-precious stones. The pommel is an important element in the balance of a *sword, providing the right amount of counterweight to allow the blade to move easily in the wielder's hand.
The pommel of a weapon is usually on the opposite end of the tip. It's a small section just above where your hands grip the weapon. They are important in keeping your hand from slipping off the weapon. The pommel should be properly padded to make sure that people don't get injured in close combat.
The pommel is located at the end of a sword's hilt. It's pupose is to counter-weigh the blade to balance the sword. Also has been used as a striking implement hence the expression "I'm going to pommel you"
The disc or metal knob on the end of a sword hilt which fastens to the tongue of the blade. It has two purposes: holding all of the parts of the foil in place, and serving as a counterweight to the blade, thus making the foil a balanced weapon
the large steel knob that counter-balanced the sword, and provide a secondary weapon in its own right. Pommels came in a variety of shapes: disks, balls, brazil-nuts, crescents, a sort of mushroom cap, etc., and changed in popularity as much with changes in fashion sense as martial usage
The pommel is a small knob (usually metal) at the base of the sword's handle. This piece is often decorative or ornate. The primary purpose of the pommel is ideally to counterbalance the weight of the blade. In some (non-European) sword designs, there is an upper and lower pommel. The upper being found just below the cross guard and before the grip while the lower is at the base of the sword.
In furniture, it's the bolt with a rounded or sometimes decorative head which is passed through a drawer front or similar, and which secures a bail handle, thus forming what most people call the handle. When applied to a sword or dagger, it's the terminal piece of the weapon, found at the end of the handle, and is usually circular.