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The Halberd

A Halberd

 

The Halberd was a medieval polearm that came into prominence during the 14th and 15th centuries.

As far as pole weapons go it was on the shorter side usually having a handle around 5 to 6 feet in length.

The characteristics of it are that it had an iron head with an axe blade on one side and a hook on the other side along with a spike at the top.

It was a versatile pole weapon in that the blade could be used for chopping at opponents, the hook could be used to dismount opponents and the spike could be used as a thrusting weapon.

 

 

 

 

A Halberd

English Halberd [Reenactor Replicas by Deepeeka

 

 

 

 

 

 

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