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Felix R.




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PostPosted: Fri 06 Nov, 2009 10:53 am    Post subject: Show Us Your Staff Weapons         Reply with quote

As the title says.
Here at myArmoury there is a thread for the latest sword, the selfmade shield, the kit, the dagger. But we donīt have one for staff weapons, be it spear, halberd, glaive, pole axe et cetera.
I know some of you have some nice, artistic, utilarian... staffs at home.



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PostPosted: Fri 06 Nov, 2009 11:14 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Halberd in the South German style of ca. 1500 (I've cleaned it up since this photo, but it's not on display).

Spear in the style of the late 15th c. (also not on display)



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PostPosted: Fri 06 Nov, 2009 5:15 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Pattern-welded spear head from Paul Binns and two pieces from Hector Cole unfortunately not yet hafted up. The Binns follows the pattern of a find from Cambridge and the Hector Cole spearheads are based on a pair that were found along with a number of other pieces in a river near Kempsford.


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PostPosted: Fri 18 Dec, 2009 5:15 pm    Post subject: WMD         Reply with quote

Well it isn't a sword so moderators feel free to move this post if you want to but A&A put together a wonderfully Halberd for me and I wanted to share.

Its 15th Century and unusual in the fact that the spike is set "behind" the shaft instead of in front of or in line with it.

Hopefully the pics will do it justice. They were taken very quickly.

For those who have inquired, the halberd is based on an original 15th Century one residing in the Metropolitan Museum of Art. I have edited my post and attached a pic of the original.


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PostPosted: Fri 18 Dec, 2009 6:15 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

That's a very odd looking Halberd.

I love it!
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PostPosted: Fri 18 Dec, 2009 6:42 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

A. Spanjer wrote:
That's a very odd looking Halberd.

A lot of early halberds are similar.

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PostPosted: Sat 19 Dec, 2009 5:19 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Jason,
I really like your Halberd mainly due to the fact that it is so odd looking. Craig and the rest of the gang up at A&A always do a really good job. Is the design based on any original or did you come up with the design yourself?

Inquiring minds want to know! Or at least I do.

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PostPosted: Sat 19 Dec, 2009 5:38 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Scott Kowalski wrote:
Jason,
I really like your Halberd mainly due to the fact that it is so odd looking. Craig and the rest of the gang up at A&A always do a really good job. Is the design based on any original or did you come up with the design yourself?

Inquiring minds want to know! Or at least I do.

Scott


Hi Scott. The halberd is based on a 15th century original. I have edited my 1st post and included a pic of the original.
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PostPosted: Sat 19 Dec, 2009 6:15 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

wow great topic here!!! i really love the pictures of everyones polearms i hope to recieve my spear parts as it will be my first spear ever when it will be done (tapering the pole customising it a little) i'll be posting some pictures. Big Grin
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PostPosted: Sat 19 Dec, 2009 6:32 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Darrin Hughes wrote:
Pattern-welded spear head from Paul Binns and two pieces from Hector Cole unfortunately not yet hafted up. The Binns follows the pattern of a find from Cambridge and the Hector Cole spearheads are based on a pair that were found along with a number of other pieces in a river near Kempsford.


two very good smiths and of course the best are in .... East Anglia!

just another student of an interesting subject, Happy
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PostPosted: Sat 19 Dec, 2009 7:22 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Love the man-catcher thing.

Here is a pick of my Bec De Corbin from Arms and Armour. It is a sweet little thing.

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PostPosted: Sat 19 Dec, 2009 11:04 pm    Post subject: A&A Halberd         Reply with quote

Another one


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PostPosted: Sun 20 Dec, 2009 1:03 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Matthew Fedele wrote:
The kindler, gentler pole arm.

I could have went longer on the ears and spikes, but it's a fully functional piece and was a fun way to learn how to make a spring. Since I could never find a good picture of one that showed construction details, I can't attest to how close to the original it's built. Unfortunately, the langets are cropped out in the photo. The picture of the original is in the center:


Here is another interpretation. This is the maker who made my spear and Italian Roncone
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PostPosted: Thu 31 Dec, 2009 5:57 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

This polearm is from arms and armor. I was encouraged by the people on this site to acquire this instead of a sword... Wow I am so happy with this purchase. I thank you all.

The pictures do not do this polearm any justice. I am amazed by the craftsmenship and quality of this item.

A huge shocker to myself was to see that the pole actually tappers. At the top of the poleaxe where the pole meets the axe, that is the smallest width of the pole. As you look downward to the bottom of the pole it has widen'd out to a thick piece of wood. This is perfect so that when I swing the poleaxe, wherever I grip the thing, my hand will not slide any further down the pole. I was able to get one picture that slightly shows this attribute, but I am telling you this piece is a 100 times better in person.








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PostPosted: Thu 31 Dec, 2009 6:19 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Congratulations Christopher Cool

I'm glad you are exceedingly pleased with your purchase. It's true that a picture can't truly convey the beauty of a handcrafted weapon.

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PostPosted: Thu 31 Dec, 2009 10:33 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Maybe not quite what you guys were thinking...

Pilgrim's staff.


My staff, but not me in the picture.

Based off of lots of period art work from the 1300-1500.

The middle wooden ball works as a hand guard, the top ball as a pommel and as a striking head and the iron spike in the butt needs no further explanation.

I find that this staff flows though longsword, pole axe, spear and quarterstaff forms very well and is a rather effective low profile weapon.

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PostPosted: Tue 05 Jan, 2010 2:49 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Well, my photography certainly isn't up to par, but I just finished making a haft for my Michael Pikula spearhead. I was able to buy a 6' x 1.5" piece of square ash stock from a local hardwoods dealer, and I planed it down by hand, and also planed the corners to make it octagonal (doesn't really show in the photos). For the nails I filed down two cut nails I had lying around the house, and polished them. Overall the piece is around 6.5 feet tall from base to tip.






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PostPosted: Wed 06 Jan, 2010 9:03 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Nice work, and I really like the knot below the socket. Big Grin Cool

Michael really makes impressive spear heads aesthetically and seriously stout and sharp. Big Grin Cool

Your pole looks really well designed and also very stout. Wink Laughing Out Loud Cool

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PostPosted: Wed 06 Jan, 2010 9:40 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Thank you Jean, I am very pleased with my spearhead from Michael and with how the whole thing came together. I wasn't sure about the knot before doing it, but now that it's there I am glad I did. Happy
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PostPosted: Wed 06 Jan, 2010 10:09 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I like the knot!

I posted this last week, in my ongoing nutter in the workshop thread.
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