The military fork was like a trident, but with only two tines. It was used against people, but also had other functions, such as raising ladders, making siege weapons, and raising supplies over ramparts. Having no barbs helped this weapon retain its non-violent usefulness, and it stayed in service form the fifteenth to the 19 century.
Obviously farm-tool bred, this weapon was a scythe on the end of a pole, and looked similar to a fauchard. The scythe-blade was rotated ninety degrees from the agricultural version, however, extending the length somewhat.
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The Bec de Corbin, or “crow’s beak,” was a long war-hammer like polearm used to tear armor apart. The was done with the “beak” side of the weapon, which was a small spike, curved and sharpened to do its job well. On the opposing side was a hammer. Unlike a typical warhammer, this hamer was flat, and usually only used as a counter-balance for the more effective “beak.”
The bardiche was was an extended axe with a long, curved blade. The lower side of the blade was attached to the shaft, while the upper side of the blade extended well past it. At about six feet long, it was comparatively short for a polearm. In most cases, a shorter weapon meant a weaker force of attack, but the bardiche made up for the length through its weight.
The Danish axe was simply an axe-head mounted on a long pole. The axe-head was very thin, sharp, and dangerous. It weighed approximately two to four pounds, and was used throughout Europe by the Varangian Gaurds, and also used often by the Huscarls.