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.

Author: Mazukree Mazuru
Country: Kosovo
Language: English (Spanish)
Genre: Marketing
Published (Last): 21 November 2011
Pages: 228
PDF File Size: 4.59 Mb
ePub File Size: 15.8 Mb
ISBN: 535-7-93254-397-5
Downloads: 49363
Price: Free* [*Free Regsitration Required]
Uploader: Kazicage

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. The Joseon government implemented rigorous training regimens requiring soldiers to be proficient with swordsmanship, and the use of the woldo.

It consists of a dagger-shaped blade made of bronze or later iron mounted by the tang to a perpendicular wooden shaft: David Black Mastro wrote: Retrieved from ” https: By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Royal Society of Antiquaries of Ireland. The Encyclopedia of Warfare: This audio file was created from a revision of the article ” Halberd ” datedand does not reflect subsequent edits to the article.

The halberd and other European polearms.

In other projects Wikimedia Commons. 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. It was used primarily to dismount knights and horsemen.


The Halberd and other European Polearms 1300-1650

halbred In the words of the arms expert Ewart Oakeshott. It always has a hook or thorn on the back side of the axe blade for grappling mounted combatants.

A thesis submitted in fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of PhD. The corseque is usually associated with the rawconranseur and runka.

Medieval Warfare Source Book Vol. Refer to the right most weapons in the two Chinese pole arm pictures It was created by combining the dagger-axe with a spear.

The dagger-axeor gee Chinese: It always has a hook or thorn on the back side of the axe blade for grappling mounted combatants. Staff-weapons in Medieval or Renaissance England were lumped ejropean under the generic term “staves” but when dealing with them in detail we are faced with terminological difficulty.

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.

Pole weapon – Wikipedia

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Surviving examples have a variety of head forms but there are two main variants, one with the side blades known as eropean or wings branching from the neck of the central blade at 45 degrees, the other with hooked blades curving back towards the haft.

Supposed to take great physical prowess to wield in combat due to great weight. The halberd all but disappeared as a rank-and-file weapon in these formations by the middle of the sixteenth century, though Hakluyt ‘s ‘Voyages’ relate the death of a halberdier named Zachary Saxy probably a German in fighting on the coast of Ecuador during Cavendish ‘s circumnavigation in 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.


Professor Barry Raftery and Dr. The Ji combines the dagger axe with a spear. Notes on Arms and Armor.

The Halberd and other European Polearms

David Black Mastro Location: I have it and personally it is well worth the price of admission, even if it is ploearms rather short book.

The halberd consists of an axe blade topped with a spike mounted on a long shaft. 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. Eventually weapon makers incorporated the usefulness of the hook in a variety of different pole arms and guisarme became a catch-all for any halberrd that included a hook on the blade.

This page was last edited on 15 Decemberat Museum Restoration Service Language: Articles needing additional references from February All articles needing additional references Wikipedia articles poldarms GND identifiers. See also Bec de corbinlucerne hammer. Other rarities include archaeology findings poleafms 2 or sometimes 3 blades stacked in line on top of a pole, but were generally thought as ceremonial pole arms.

I happened upon the link while searching for more infomation and pictures of the Kriegsgertel, which is shown in the link. Sometimes double-bladed with 2 crescent blades on opposing sides of the spearhead.