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Lucerne Hammer

The Lucerne Hammer was a polarm weapon that was popular in Switzerland during the 15th thru 17th centuries. It gets the name "lucerne" from the place it was first discovered.

Typically it is mounted on a pole that is around seven feet in length and it has a head with three parts: the stabbing point, the beaked spike and the hammer.

The thing that makes the Lucerne hammer different than other polearm type hammers is the unique shape of the hammer; rather than being simply a hammer head the Lucerne Hammer head was split into between two and four sections. This enabled it to penetrate armor. So it had the percussive impact of a hammer yet it still had the ability to penetrate armor.

 

Medieval Warhammer

Medieval War Hammer Armor Piercing Weapon An exact replica of the war hammer used as a dominant weapon for piercing armor in the 15th century. The solid stainless steel axe head offers piercing point and unique detailed engravings. The hardwood handle is accented with cast metal plated and carbon steel tip. Stretches 27 inches overall.

 

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