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The Fauchard

A Fauchard

The Fauchard is a polearm that was used in the early middle ages from about the 11th century through the 14th century. It has a curved blade on top of a shaft. the shaft was typically six or seven feet in length. The lance like points on the Fauchard were a later development that showed up around the 15th and 16th centuries.

Being an early weapon there are many variations and many discrepancies in the terminology of the fauchard. Typically it is considered different from the Glaive in that it was only sharp on one side and in later development the fork or forks was added. This isn't a hook it is a fork used for stabbing which separates it from the Guisarme.

 

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