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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It consists of a heavy blade mounted atop a 5-tofoot-long 1. 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.

I happened upon the link while searching for more infomation and pictures of the Kriegsgertel, which is shown in the link. A guisarme sometimes gisarmegiserne or bisarme was a pole weapon used in Europe primarily between — The blade is very deep and curved on its face; this resembles a Chinese saber or Dao.

Pole arms in modern times are largely constrained to ceremonial military units eufopean as the Papal Swiss Guard or Yeomen of the Guardor traditional martial arts. Ewart Oakeshott has proposed an alternative description of the weapon as a crescent shaped socketed axe. At Nancy, it was a halberd that brought down Europfan the Bold with a single blow that split his skull open. Were they all peasant weapons invented during the Bauernkriege?


The Halberd and other European Polearms 1300-1650

There is a rare variant type with a divided two-part head, consisting of the usual straight blade and a scythe-like blade. Different othet of halberds and halberd-like pole weapons in Switzerland. Thanks for the information So what’s the different between the Kriegsgertel, Kriegssense, Kriegshippe and Kriegssichel?

Supposed to take great physical prowess to wield in combat due to great weight. Chinese martial arts in particular have preserved a wide polearme of weapons and techniques. Usually it also had a sword-like guard tsuba between the blade and shaft.

The halberd and other European polearms —

By the medieval Chinese dynasties, with nalberd decline of chariot warfare, the use of the dagger-axe was almost nonexistent. 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.

I actually have the printed book, not the pdf, however from what I can tell the pdf is the entire book. Another possible association is with the “three-grayned staff” [18] listed as being othfr the armoury of Henry VIII in [19] though the same list also features 84 rawcons, suggesting the weapons were not identical in 16th century English eyes.

Pole weapon

Please help improve this section by adding citations to reliable sources. Staff-weapons in Medieval or Renaissance England were lumped together under the generic term “staves” but when dealing with them in detail we are poleqrms with terminological difficulty. Tropas de la Casa Real. Saint Wiborada is often anachronistically depicted with a halberd to indicate the means of her martyrdom.


Pole weapon – Wikipedia

Europen always has a hook or thorn on the back side of the axe blade for grappling mounted combatants. Does anyone have any information or pics to share of the German Kriegsgertel?

Sat 25 Mar, 7: Sat 25 Mar, 9: The poleaxe emerged in response to the need for a weapon that could penetrate plate armour and featured various combinations of an axe-blade, a back-spike and a hammer. In the 13th century, variants on the Danish axe are seen. In the British army, sergeants continued to carry halberds untilwhen they were replaced by pikes with cross bars. The dagger-axeor gee Chinese: This can be due to a number of factors, including uncertainty in original descriptions, changes in weapons or nomenclature through time, mistranslation of terms, and the well-meaning inventiveness of later experts.

The classification of pole weapons can be difficult, and European weapon classifications in particular can be confusing. Thanks for the link to the book pdf, Danny!

It was used primarily to dismount knights and horsemen. Professor Barry Raftery and Dr. The woldo was continually in use for the military in Korea with various modifications made europeab the decades.

halbetd The word halberd is most likely equivalent to the German word Hellebardederiving from Middle High German halm handle and barte battleaxe joint to helmbarte.