Encyclopedia of historical weapons - Hache

Also Bec de Faucon, Pollaxe (misnomer) or Polaxe. Two basic forms – First one has an axe-shaped edged front blade and a hammer head or crooked spike on its back. All is overcome by a long spike (with a rectangular or diamond cross section) from the top of the handle. Second one, usually called Bec de Faucon, has a large front hammer and a spike or curved flute on its back. Both forms have a steel counter-weight or a sharpened buttspike on their ends and are 5-7 or more ft in length.

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Cuirass
Also called pair of curates. Full-coverage, plate body- armor. Consists of breastplate, backplate, and sometimes …
Lammellar
Form of armor. Consist of small metal plates stitched together.
Falx
The falx is a curved cutlass-like blade on the end of a long wooden (almost spear-like) handle. Unlike a cutlass, however, the falx is sharpened…
Quadrelle
Small mace with four blades.
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