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Michael Curl




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PostPosted: Mon 05 Jan, 2009 10:11 am    Post subject: Anyone have a online resource for petersons axe typology.         Reply with quote

I want to learn mokre about axes.
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PostPosted: Mon 05 Jan, 2009 8:24 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

This should be of help in your quest:

http://forum.blankvaapen.org/showthread.php?t=744

Elling Polden posted it a while ago. It contains PDFs of Pettersen axe and spear typologies.

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PostPosted: Mon 05 Jan, 2009 9:38 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Is there anything covering axes and spears in the "High Middle Ages" (say 1050-1250)?
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PostPosted: Tue 06 Jan, 2009 12:45 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Covering axes as in sources on how to use them in combat? Or typologies like those two previously linked to?

The only source for axe-work that I know of is "Jeu de la Hache" and it is of a considerably later period (Fifteenth Century) and deals with pollaxes, not axes proper.
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PostPosted: Tue 06 Jan, 2009 8:31 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

The reason Pettersen deals with axes and spears at all (his book was about swords) is that viking age graves usually contained more than one weapon, and the combination of spear/axe/sword/noicemaker types serves to date the grave. (I didn't translate the noicemaker section, though... :P)

There are quite likely newer typologies for both viking and later weapons, but I don't know about them... I'll try to ask my archeologist friends...

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PostPosted: Tue 06 Jan, 2009 4:28 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Elling Polden wrote:
There are quite likely newer typologies for both viking and later weapons, but I don't know about them... I'll try to ask my archeologist friends...


Please do. That would be appreciated Happy

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Craig Peters




PostPosted: Tue 06 Jan, 2009 9:27 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Mihai Ionita wrote:
Covering axes as in sources on how to use them in combat? Or typologies like those two previously linked to?

The only source for axe-work that I know of is "Jeu de la Hache" and it is of a considerably later period (Fifteenth Century) and deals with pollaxes, not axes proper.


Typologies. I already know of La Jeu de la Hache, and I'm aware that there's also some stuff on poleaxe-type weapons in Mair, and I think there might be a couple things in Sutor too.
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