Medieval Glossary


A kind of polearm that has a small axe head with a hammer head behind. These heads were attached to a four to five foot haft that had spikes on both ends, top and bottom.

Related term(s): Polearm; Haft; Halberd; Glaive; Gisarme; Bardiche
Category: Weapons
Added: 07.09.05
Source information: Wise, Terrence. Medieval Warfare. New York: Hastings House Publishers, Inc., 1976. 76.


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