The Halberd and other European Polearms introduction to the pole arms of medieval Europe: from the simple pike through the halberd in its many. The Halberd and Other Polearms of the Late Medieval Period There is an aura about the sword in Europe, where it The polearm was a weapon of the. The halberd and other European pole arms, (Historical arms series ; no. 38). Includes bibliographical references. ISBN 1.

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Though it was never widely used as a standard weapon, the woldo saw action on many fronts and was considered europsan many Korean troops to be a versatile weapon.

The Halberd and other European Polearms 1300-1650

It was originally used by the medieval Shilla warriors. The Renaissance saw a plethora of different varieties. Notes on Arms and Armor.

The blade is very deep and curved on its face; this resembles a Chinese saber or Dao. Sun 26 Mar, 6: One of the representatives carries a typical Swiss halberd of the period depicted as opposed to the time the image was made, In other projects Wikimedia Commons.

There is a rare variant type with a divided two-part head, consisting of the usual straight blade and a scythe-like blade. A halberd also called halbardhalbert or Swiss voulge is a two-handed pole weapon that came to prominent use during the 14th and 15th centuries.

Wikimedia Commons has media related to halberds. A Guan dao or Kwan tou is a type of Chinese pole weapon. We must remember too that any particular weapon Arms and Armour of the Medieval Knight.


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Thanks for the information So what’s the different between the Kriegsgertel, Kriegssense, Kriegshippe and Kriegssichel? Troops that used the weapon are called halberdiers. Fri 24 Mar, 9: Page 1 of 1.

The halberd was the primary weapon of the early Swiss armies in the 14th and early 15th centuries. The classification of pole weapons can be difficult, and European weapon classifications in particular can be confusing. It looks like a great primer on polearms.

The halberd consists of an axe blade topped with a spike mounted on a long shaft. Mon 27 Mar, 7: Surviving examples have a variety of head forms but there are two main variants, one with the side blades known as flukes or wings branching from the neck of the central blade at 45 degrees, the other with hooked blades curving back towards the haft.

The Ji combines the dagger axe with a spear. Including their private correspondence, now first published from the original MSS2London: There never seems to have been a clear definition of what was what; there were apparently far fewer staff-weapons in use than there were names to call them by; and contemporary writers up to the seventeenth century use these names with abandon, calling different weapons by the same name and similar weapons by different names.

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A glaive is a pole arm consisting of a single-edged tapering blade similar in shape to a modern kitchen knife on the end of a pole. Tue 28 Mar, 3: Mon 27 Mar, euuropean By the medieval Chinese dynasties, with the decline of chariot warfare, the use of the dagger-axe othfr almost nonexistent. Another modern term used for particularly ornate-bladed corseques is the chauve-souris.


The illustrations often show the weapon being equipped with sword-like quillons.

Pole weapon

This consisted of a blade mounted on a pole at a right angle. The elephant warrior used the ngao like a blade from atop an elephant or horse during battle.

The halberd and other European polearms. The dagger-axeor gee Chinese: Were they all peasant weapons invented during the Bauernkriege? David Black Mastro wrote: In the 14th century, the basic long axe gained an armour piercing spike on the back and another on the end of the haft for thrusting. Thanks for the link to the book pdf, Danny!

Views Read Edit View history. In other projects Wikimedia Commons. The halberd was usually 1. By using this site, you agree to the Polearmd of Use and Privacy Policy. Treasures from the Tower of London: Variants include having rings along the length of the straight back edge as found in the nine-ring guan dao for use as distractions or entanglements for incoming enemy weapons, having the tip curl into a rounded spiral as in the elephant guan dao, or featuring a more ornate design as exemplified by the dragon head guan dao.

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