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Medieval Guisarme. Medieval weapons-polearms. Weapon length: Head 33.5", Pole 72".

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Medieval Guisarme (Gisarme)

Deepeeka model: AH3506.

Head 33.5", Pole 72"

Gguisarme (sometimes gisarme, giserne or bisarme) was a pole weapon used in Europe primarily between 1000–1400. It was used primarily to dismount knights and horsemen. Like most polearms it was developed by peasants by combining hand tools with long poles, in this case by putting a pruning hook onto a spear shaft. While hooks are fine for dismounting horsemen from mounts, they lack the stopping power of a spear especially when dealing with static opponents. While early designs were simply a hook on the end of a long pole, later designs implemented a small reverse spike on the back of the blade. Eventually weapon makers incorporated the usefulness of the hook in a variety of different polearms and guisarme became a catch-all for any weapon that included a hook on the blade. Ewart Oakeshott has proposed an alternative description of the weapon as a crescent shaped socketed axe.

Medieval polarms / pole weapons.

Oversized item: This weapon cannot ship outside of USA.

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