The poleaxe was a sort of axe mounted on the end of a pole. The pole typically ranged from 4 to 6.5 feet in length but could be as long as 8 feet.
The head of the poleaxe generally had three different sections. First was the axe and opposite this was the spike or hook and and the top was the spike.
The poleaxe is very similar to the halberd but there are some distinctions that identify the poleaxe. Firstly it was modular in design and parts of it could be removed and replaced. Secondly the axe head was always smaller than that of a halberd.
The poleaxe was designed to breach the hardened armor of foes and it saw use throughout the 14th and 15th centuries.
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