Halberd Hanger Ford.....Head Only

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halberd Hanger Ford
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The weapons used during the Middle Ages include the Halberd. The description of the Halberd which provides basic facts and information about the weapon is as follows:

Halberd - A pike fitted with an axe head. This weapon had a broad, short axe blade on a 6 foot pole with a spear point at the top with a back spike

This lethal weapon of the Middle Ages always had a hook or thorn on the back side of the axe blade for grappling enemies on horseback

Definition - The word ’halberd’ is derived from the German words halm ( meaning staff), and barte (meaning axe).

Used as a versatile weapon against knights on horseback. The weapon was constantly developed and refined to include metal rims over the shaft making it more effective against swords. The pole increased in length to become more effective against pikes

Halberds were used for close contact and medium distance fighting - the length of the poles determining the weapon type

The weapon struck with force could apply significant injury to a knight in armor

The hook or thorn was used for grappling the target’s armor or the reins of a warhorse

The weapon was used as a grappling or cutting weapon and capable of cutting off the limbs of an enemy in one stroke

Halberds were particularly effective against knights wearing plate armor and for reducing the effectiveness of the shield

The axe head could apply significant injury to a knight in armor, or a knights horse. Horse armor was developed to counteract such injuries but the sheer force applied from a long pole was extremely effective against horses. The Medieval horse, called a Destrier was the favored horses of knights in the Middle Ages

Soldiers who used halberds were also armed with a dagger and a sword to enable them to battle enemies who had been unhorsed. This weapon was far too unwieldy to use in close combat

Type or group of weapons - Polearm - A group of pole-mounted weapons. Were all variations of poles measuring between 4 and 14 feet long with different ’heads’ - spikes, hammers, spears, axe etc

Manufactured by: DeepeekaMaterials used: Carbon Steel

Overall length: 57cm
Weight: 95



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Halberd Hanger Ford.....Head Only