This German Halberd is 31 1/4" overall in length, is a high carbon steel construction and the edge is unsharpened.
A widely used item by re-enactment groups.
This is an accurate replication of a German Halberds found in museum collections. With a long history of use, the poleaxe was very popular weapon. It was also used in serious duels, where the winner was the one who could walk away from the field. But even so, it was also quite popular for use on the field of battle.
At approx 68" in length, the pole axe (also called a poll axe, since it was used to hit the head) was quite handy. With a good sharp point it could be used as a short spear, the back hammer or spike could be used to batter or pierce armour and the axe head itself was quite lethal. This is a superb copy, with a high carbon blade and langets to protect the shaft. An excellent example of a polearm.