Encyclopedia of historical weapons - Bec de Faucon

Polearm with a large hammer head instead of an axe, and backed with a spike or curved fluke. Usually has a heavy steel counterweight or a sharpened butt-spike on its end. See also Hache.

Encyclopedia of historical weapons

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Pavise
Large, usually rectangular shield carried by infantrymen and frequently used in siege operations to protect archers. The largest pavises…
Rapier
Long, double- edged, single-handed sword with a thin blade. Designed to emphasize the thrust. Probably the first…
War hammer
Also called martel and horseman's pick. A short-hafted hammer used mainly in the late fifteenth and sixteenth cen­turies…
Falcata
Forward-curving single-edged sword.
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