Medieval Halberds were effective weapons during the Medieval Era. Skilled soldiers on the ground could easily take down their oppenents on horseback using halberds. Halberds have three parts that make up the head. There is the bladed for slicing through armour, the spike for thrusting and the hook for was used to take down armed opponents on horseback as they rode by, you could just snag them off. It was like three weapons in one. Medieval Collectibles has great line of functional Medieval halberds for your re-enacting needs, whether you participate in the SCA or Stage Combat. We also carry decorative halbers for theater productions, stage props or just like to collect and display them in your home.
With a good sharp point it could be used as a short spear, the back or spike could be used to pierce armor, and the axe head itself was quite lethal. Superb copy, with a high carbon blade and langets to protect the shaft.
The halberd was an effective weapon for a foot soldier against cavalry and in skilled hands the weapon could dismount a knight and seal his fate. This replica of a 15th century Swiss halberd is ideal for role-playing or decorating your castle walls.
The Seeker's Halberd From Assassin's Creed II: When mounted on a long pole, this magnificent halberd becomes the main weapon of these lightly armored guards. This beautiful piece mounts easily to a 1-1/4 Inch diameter pole of any length.
Authentics Halberd is hand-crafted with blackened heads. Each head is secured with hand pounded rivets on a rectangular shaved blackened and seared wood handle. These halberds have rectangular poles for authenticity.
Authentics Halberds are hand-crafted with blackened heads. Each head is secured with hand pounded rivets on a rectangular shaved blackened and seared wood handle. This halberd has a rectangular pole for authenticity.
This Pole Axe replicates a 15th to early 16th century museum piece. The head is crafted in 0.25 inch steel and the langets are 0.13 inches thick. While the Pole Axe is supplied sharp, it may be modified to comply with reenactment rules.
This German Halberd replicates a circa-1500 A.D. museum piece. Crafted in 0.25 inch steel with 0.13 thick langets it is supplied sharp but may be modified easily for a re-enactment use. It is supplied as a head only.
The halberd has been a staple in medieval warfare for years: combining the functions of an axe and a spear make this a deadly armament. This particular halberd, the 16th Century Spanish Halberd, by Marto, is a replica of one such halberd's design.
The halberd has been a staple in medieval warfare for years: combining the functions of an axe and a spear make this a deadly armament. This particular halberd, the Spanish Parade Halberd, by Marto, is a reproduction of a typical 16th century weapon.
This Swiss Halberd replicates a 16th century museum piece. The head is crafted in 1/4 inch steel, with 1/8 inch thick langets. The head is supplied semi-edged but it may be readily modified for re-enactment use.
This Glaive Head is part f an arming jacket/ jack chains/ sallet/ gauntlets set reproduced from 15th century museum originals. Typical foot soldiers equipment of the period, the Glaive features a rondel handguard and extended langets to protect the shaft.
This Gothic-period Swiss halberd shows a strong affinity for its agricultural origins. Very simple in form, the halberd was, nevertheless, capable of both hacking and thrusting effectively.
The bardiche was a popular style of pole axe that was used throughout Eastern Europe during the medieval and the renaissance period. The Battle Bardiche behaves like a large axe with an oversized blade, making it perfectly suited for cleaving.
The Scots weren't without their own variants of traditional medieval weapons. This Lochaber Axe looks like it would be a Scottish spear, but in reality, it was used more similarly to the medieval halberd, being capable of both stabbing and hacking.
The addition of a longer haft can help improve the force behind an axe swing and a larger head will do the same, while also offering a larger cutting surface. The Bardiche is the culmination of these two points, essentially a pole arm styled axe.
A Lochaber Pole Axe is a Scottish pole weapon that looks quite similar to a bardiche or a voulge, although in reality, its function is more closely aligned with a halberd, as it has all the same features that make the halberd a truly devastating weapon.
A halberd takes the effective advantages of both an axe and a spear and combines them into one brutal weapon. In essence, a pole weapon like this English Halberd has the heft and impact of a heavy axe, as well as the range and versatility of a good spear.
Many pole weapons of the Middle Ages were designed by the peasants, who took hand tools and combined them with long poles to make brutal weapons. This Voulge Gisarme is no different, combining a brutal cleaving blade with a simple hook and a point.
There is a reason why the halberd was regarded as such an effective weapon, and that is because a halberd takes the reach and stabbing point of a spear and merges it with the heavy chopping ability of an axe to create an extremely versatile weapon.
The halberd came to prominence during the 14th and 15th centuries, when a weapon was needed that combined the heavy swing and momentum of an axe with the reach and versatility of the spear. This Halberd Hanger Ford fills that niche quite nicely.
What's the best way to make a halberd more effective? One look at this Broad Halberd will tell you that making the axe-bladed head broader is the way to go. A broader axe-blade adds weight and mass, and therefor force, to every strike the weapon makes.