Insights from Historical Artwork

Four different pole-arms are clearly visible in this close-up. A pole-axe lie son the ground beneath the kneeling figure receiving the most unpleasant spear thrust. To his left two fighters hold a sort of spiked "pole-hammer" and a double-barbed glaive-like weapon. In three locations, sword wielding fighters raise long-handled, short-bladed, tapering swords above their heads in classic "high guard" postures. From The English capture Caen. Late 1300’s. - French illuminated manuscripts, Bibliotheqe Nationale de France.

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