Thursday, August 27, 2015

Weapon of the Day

Glaive Gisarme

This is a polearm with a 6 foot shaft and an 18 inch blade attached to it. The blade is broad, single edged and has a slight curve appearing as a half-moon. The reverse had a small spike or tine attached to it. The glaive is used as a hacking weapon and the spiked portion to penetrate armor or pull riders from a horse. The blade measures approximately 18 inches long with the overall length being 7’6”. It weighed approximately 5.6lbs. The glaive was a common weapon in Europe.

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