Glaive of the Bodyguard of August I, Elector of Saxony

Steel, brass, wood, and silk textie | 224.8cm | 1580

Unknown Artist

Pole arms (staff weapons) were used not only in warfare and hunting, but also in sporting combat and ceremonies. The term refers to a family of edged weapons attached to wooden staffs. With the exception of the lance, which remained the weapon of the...
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