Encyclopedia of historical weapons - Polaxe

See Pollaxe. See also Hache.

Encyclopedia of historical weapons

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Hammer
War hammer very effective vs. plate armor.
'Maximilian' armour
A modern term applied to the style of early sixteenth century armour charac­terized by narrow, parallel fluting, popular during the…
Pavise
Large, usually rectangular shield carried by infantrymen and frequently used in siege operations to protect archers. The largest pavises…
Sax
Also saex. Long and heavy single-edged knife prefered by the Nordic peoples. Saxes could up to 3 ft in length, and hilted like …
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