Medieval Glossary


A polearm closely related to the bill, glaives have a five foot haft and a single edged blade. Sometimes there is also a small hook behind the blade.

Related term(s): Polearm; Bill; Haft; War Scythe; Halberd; Spear
Category: Weapons
Added: 07.09.05
Source information: Wise, Terrence. Medieval Warfare. New York: Hastings House Publishers, Inc., 1976. 81-2.


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