Encyclopedia of historical weapons - Halberd

Weapon which improved effectivity vs. heavy armor. Has a wide, short axe attached to a 5-6 ft haft and a sharp spear at its point. Usually also a back-spike and sometimes a butt-spike.

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See Basinet.
Also prime or fort. Special (Renaissance) term for the lower part of a blade. Does most of the parrying and has more…
Form of armor. Consist of small metal plates stitched together.
Articulated, steel armor protecting the foot. Sometimes called solleret by the French.

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