Encyclopedia of historical weapons - Hache

Also Bec de Faucon, Pollaxe (misnomer) or Polaxe. Two basic forms – First one has an axe-shaped edged front blade and a hammer head or crooked spike on its back. All is overcome by a long spike (with a rectangular or diamond cross section) from the top of the handle. Second one, usually called Bec de Faucon, has a large front hammer and a spike or curved flute on its back. Both forms have a steel counter-weight or a sharpened buttspike on their ends and are 5-7 or more ft in length.

Encyclopedia of historical weapons

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Buff-coat
Heavy coat from buff-leather worn alone for light protection or under armor.
Corslet
Also spelt corselet. A light half- armour popular in the six­teenth century for general military use (for example, for town…
Shoulder
The corner part of a sword. Connects a blade to a tang.
Japurunga
Wooden club with a double-pronged head.
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