With a haft of approximately four feet, a maul is a bludgeoning melee weapon that often has a head of lead. A maul is also an agricultural tool for driving stakes and breaking earthen clods.
Related term(s): Haft; War Hammer; Mace; Melee Weapon
Source information: Wise, Terrence. Medieval Warfare. New York: Hastings House Publishers, Inc., 1976. 77-78.
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