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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I happened upon europwan link while searching for more infomation and pictures of the Kriegsgertel, which is shown in the link. The Renaissance saw a plethora of different varieties.

Page 1 of 1. The elephant warrior used the ngao like a blade from atop an elephant or horse during battle. Tue 28 Mar, 1: It always has a hook or thorn on the back side of the axe blade for grappling mounted combatants.

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Pole arms were common weapons on post-classical battlefields of Asia and Europe. It always has a hook or thorn on the back side of the axe blade for grappling mounted combatants. 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.


Another modern term used for particularly ornate-bladed corseques is the chauve-souris. This section does not cite any sources. Late eufopean millennium—early 1st millennium BC.

The Halberd and other European Polearms 1300-1650

The blade is very deep and curved on its face; this resembles a Chinese saber or Dao. Sat 25 Mar, 3: All articles with unsourced statements Articles with unsourced statements from November Spoken articles Articles with hAudio microformats Commons category link is locally defined Wikipedia articles with GND identifiers. Europeam pole arm, a ‘long-handled sabre’, also known as the zhan ma dao horsecutter sabre which has a lighter blade and a ring at the end in that it.

While early designs were simply a hook on the end of halbere long pole, later designs implemented a small pollearms spike on the back of the blade. Ewart Oakeshott has proposed an alternative description of the weapon as a crescent shaped socketed axe. The blade bore a moderate to strong curve along its length; however, unlike a bill or guisarme, the cutting edge was on the convex side.

Arms and Armour of the Medieval Knight. A Guan dao or Kwan othe is a type of Chinese pole weapon. 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.

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Notes on Arms and Armor. Museum Restoration Service Language: Does anyone have any information or pics to share of the German Kriegsgertel?

The Military Experience in the Age of Reason. Display posts from previous: In the 13th century, variants on the Danish axe are seen.

Fri 24 Mar, 9: In the British army, sergeants continued to oolearms halberds untilwhen they were replaced by pikes with cross bars. 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.

Info Favorites Register Log in. The illustrations often show the weapon being equipped with sword-like quillons. Professor Barry Raftery and Dr. David Black Mastro wrote: Known in Malay as a dapit poleatms of a wooden shaft with a curved blade fashioned onto the end, and is similar in design to the Korean woldo.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. The halberd consists of an axe blade topped with a spike mounted on a long shaft. Spearsglaivesguandaospudaospoleaxeshalberdsharpoonssovnyastridentsnaginataswar scythes and javelins are halbred varieties of pole arms.

The infantry regiment that accompanied Prince Rupert’s cavalry were armed: