Saturday, 12 April 2014

Fantasy Dreams - Weapons (Pole arms)

These are a few weapons that are MISTAKEN for a halberd. It demonstrates the variety of weapons developed in the medieval period. These were taken from Wiki so see there for more information.

  • Bardiche, a type of two-handed battle axe known in the 16th and 17th centuries in Eastern Europe
  • Bill, similar to a halberd but with a hooked blade form
  • Bisento, a pole weapon with a large blade from feudal Japan
  • Dagger-axe, a Chinese weapon in use from the Shang Dynasty (est. 1500BC) that had a dagger-shaped blade mounted perpendicular to a spear
  • Fauchard, a curved blade atop a 2 metres (6 ft 7 in) pole that was used in Europe between the 11th and 14th centuries
  • Guisarme, a medieval bladed weapon on the end of a long pole; later designs implemented a small reverse spike on the back of the blade
  • Glaive, a large blade, up to 45 cm (18 in) long, on the end of a 2 metres (6 ft 7 in) pole
  • Guan dao, a Chinese polearm from the 3rd century AD that had a heavy blade with a spike at the back
  • Lochaber axe, a Scottish weapon that had a heavy blade attached to a pole in a similar fashion to a poleaxe
  • Naginata, a Japanese weapon that had a 30 cm (12 in) - 60 cm (24 in) long blade attached by a sword guard to a wooden shaft
  • Partisan, a large double-bladed spearhead mounted on a long shaft that had protrusions on either side for parrying sword thrusts
  • Pollaxe, an axe or hammer mounted on a long shaft—developed in the 14th century to breach the plate armour worn increasingly by European men-at-arms
  • Ranseur, a pole weapon consisting of a spear-tip affixed with a cross hilt at its base derived from the earlier spetum
  • Spontoon, a 17th-century weapon that consisted of a large blade with two side blades mounted on a long 2 m (6 ft 7 in) pole, considered a more elaborate pike
  • Voulge, a crude single-edged blade bound to a wooden shaft
  • War scythe, an improvised weapon that consisted of a blade from a Scythe attached vertically to a shaft

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