A polearm used by French infantry and related to the bill, the war scythe is similar to a scythe but had a hook behind the blade.
Related term(s): Polearm; Bill; Scythe; Haft; Glaive; Halberd
Source information: Wise, Terrence. Medieval Warfare. New York: Hastings House Publishers, Inc., 1976. 82.
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