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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Were they all peasant weapons invented during the Bauernkriege? The halberd was inexpensive to produce and very versatile in battle.

The Halberd and other European Polearms 1300-1650

Illustrations in the 13th century Maciejowski Bible show a short staffed weapon with a long blade used by both infantry and cavalry. Thanks for the information So what’s the different between the Kriegsgertel, Kriegssense, Kriegshippe and Kriegssichel? Wielding the woldo took time due to its weight, but in the hands of a trained soldier, the woldo was a fearsome, agile weapon famous for enabling a single soldier to cut down ranks of infantrymen.

The Military Experience in the Age of Reason. Refer to the right most weapons in the two Chinese pole arm pictures It was othrr by combining the dagger-axe with a spear.

As long as pikemen fought other pikemen, the halberd remained a useful supplemental weapon for push of pikebut when their position became more defensive, to protect the slow-loading arquebusiers and matchlock musketeers from sudden attacks by cavalrythe percentage of halberdiers in the pike units steadily decreased. Different sorts of halberds and halberd-like pole weapons in Switzerland. Printed it out for later reference. I happened upon the link while searching for more infomation and pictures of the Kriegsgertel, which is shown in the link.


Known in Malay as a dapit consists of a wooden shaft with a curved blade fashioned onto the end, and is similar in design to the Korean woldo. Some believed it comes from the late Han Era and supposedly used by the late Eastern Han Dynasty general Guan Yubut halberv findings so far showed that Han dynasty armies europsan generally using straight single-edged blades, as curved blades came several centuries later.

This is similar to the pollaxe of 15th century. A fauchard is a type of pole arm which was used in medieval Europe from the 11th through the 14th centuries. Early forms are very similar in many ways to certain forms of voulgewhile 16th century and later forms are similar to the pollaxe. Besides, historical accounts of the Three Kingdoms era had several specific records of Guan Yu thrusting his opponents down probably with a spear-like pole arm in battles, instead of cutting them down with a curved-blade.

The ji resembles a Chinese spear haalberd a crescent blade attached to the head, as sort of an axe blade.

Does anyone have any information or pics to share of the German Kriegsgertel?

The Halberd and other European Polearms

From Earliest Times to the Present Day. While early designs were simply a hook on the end of a long pole, later designs implemented a halbred reverse spike on the back of the blade.


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Sun 26 Mar, 6: The German Landsknechtewho imitated Swiss warfare methods, also used the pike, supplemented by the halberd—but their side arm of choice was a short sword called the Katzbalger. The woldo was continually in use for the military in Korea with various modifications made over the decades. Though it was never widely used as a standard weapon, the woldo saw action on many fronts and was considered by many Korean troops to be a versatile weapon.

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Originally a Viking weapon, it was adopted by the Anglo-Saxons and Normans in the 11th century, spreading through Europe in the 12th and 13th centuries. February Learn how and when to remove this template message. The halberd consists of an axe blade topped with a spike mounted on a long shaft. Metropolitan Museum of Art.

The Swiss were famous users of the halberd in the medieval and renaissance eras, [22] with various cantons evolving regional variations of the basic form. Tropas de la Casa Real.

There is no reason to believe their pole arms had curved-blades on them.