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Arek Przybylok




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PostPosted: Fri 06 May, 2011 2:10 am    Post subject: Two-handed battle axe from late 15th century         Reply with quote

Looking for the original design of large but simple battle axe, two-handed, from the late fifteenth century. Something like the Dane axe, not decorative poleaxe.
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Matthijs Witsenburg




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PostPosted: Fri 06 May, 2011 3:14 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

How about this one?
http://www.myArmoury.com/view.html?features/p...eaxe02.jpg
a925 from the wallace collection.

Alternately, you could look at things like bill hooks.
Maybe one of these?

source http://medieval.stormthecastle.com/armorypage...learms.htm
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Romulus Stoica




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PostPosted: Fri 06 May, 2011 3:35 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Maybe this one:
http://www.tritonworks.com/reviews?content=re...garian_axe
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Jan Krasl
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PostPosted: Fri 06 May, 2011 4:26 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Or maybe this one?

http://www.lutel-handicraft.com/?p=productsMo...-axe-20004
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Christian Henry Tobler
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PostPosted: Fri 06 May, 2011 6:16 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

The Arms & Armor Hungarian Axe is excellent - one of my favorite hafted weapons and a steal at the price.

Yours,

Christian

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Mike Capanelli




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PostPosted: Fri 06 May, 2011 7:27 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Christian Henry Tobler wrote:
The Arms & Armor Hungarian Axe is excellent - one of my favorite hafted weapons and a steal at the price.

Yours,

Christian


Isn't the Hungarian axe a late 16th century weapon? Were axes like it in use that early? Is there breathing room in general in the dating of weapons meaning when you date something it has a play of 100 years or so? Not to be a stickler or anything, I just like to further my understand is all.

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Arek Przybylok




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PostPosted: Fri 06 May, 2011 9:38 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Thanks for your help!
Polish archeology connects "Hungarian" axes with 16-17th century.
I am interested only originals, not modern products.
Axe of Wallace colection is nice but I'm looking more for something like that (no spike):
http://quaero-et-adamo.com/english/pole_arms.htm
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Arek Przybylok




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PostPosted: Fri 13 May, 2011 6:28 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Maybe someone knows something about this axe (bardiche?). Located in the National Museum in Copenhagen.
Looks like from the late Middle Ages and is a two-handed

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Eric Hejdström




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PostPosted: Fri 13 May, 2011 10:06 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

According to J. Waldman in "Hafted weapons in Medieval and Renaissance Europe" it's not an axe but a guisarme. The lower end was most likely flattened and riveted to the shaft. It's estimated dating is early 15th century. Unfortunately that's about the only info on it. I know there is a modern reproduction (either private or belonging to Middelalderscentret in Denmark) but that one is not riveted to the shaft as Waldman states. The reproduction is featured on page 21 as well as the last page of G. Embletons "Medieval Military Costume".
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Bartek Strojek




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PostPosted: Fri 13 May, 2011 11:54 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I don't want to sound like I know more than Mr. Waldman or anything, but it has nothing to do with guisarme? WTF?!

In fact looks like pure form bardiche, especially if lower part was indeed riveted to the haft.
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