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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A sword with a curved, single-edged blade (probably originally derived from Eastern scimitars).
At the end of the seventeenth century the French introduced the socket bayonet. This contained a sleeve fitting round the barrel and was locked…
Two-handed sword of the 15th century.
Ox-tongue spear
Also called the Langdebeve and Langue de Boeve (both mean tongue of the ox). The ox-tongue spear was a polearm weapon common among the Swiss and…

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