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Hungerford Halberd


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Hungerford Halberd Deepeeka AH3514. Old English medieval halberd used against knights. Medieval weapons-polearms.

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Hungerford Halberd

Our Hungerford Halberd is named after an original Halberd made at this armoury. This Halberd is made from hand forged carbon steel and is attached to the hardwood haft with a socket at the top. This Halberd, although more ornate incorporates the Axe blade, Spear point and Beak found on typical medieval Halberds.

Halberd (or Swiss voulge) is a two-handed pole weapon that came to prominent use during the 14th and 15th centuries but has continued in use as a ceremonial weapon to the present day. First recorded as "hellembart" in 1279, the word halberd possibly comes from the German words Halm (staff) or Helm (helmet), and Barte (axe). The halberd consists of an axe blade topped with a spike mounted on a long shaft. It always has a hook or thorn on the back side of the axe blade for grappling mounted combatants. Early forms are very similar in many ways to certain forms of voulge, while 16th century and later forms are similar to the poleaxe. The Swiss were famous users of the halberd in the medieval and renaissance eras, with various cantons evolving regional variations of the basic form.

The word halberd is also used to translate the Chinese ji and also a range of medieval Scandinavian weapons as described in sagas, such as the atgeir.

Medieval weapons / Polearms / Pole weapons.

Oversized Item-This weapon cannot ship outside of USA.

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