continued from previous toy blog post...
A halberd (also called halbard, halbert or Swiss voulge) is a two-handed pole weapon that came to prominent use during the 14th and 15th centuries. The word halberd may come from the German words Halm (staff), and Barte (axe). In modern-day German, the weapon is called a Hellebarde. In historical European martial arts (HEMA), professional halberd practitioners are referred to as halberdiers.
The halberd consists of an axe blade topped with a spike mounted on a long shaft. It always has a hook or thorn on the back side of the axe blade for grappling mounted combatants. It is very similar to certain forms of the voulge in design and usage. The halberd was usually 1.5 to 1.8 metres (5 to 6 feet) long.
BIO INSPIRED (BID) BFB003 1/6th scale MAGIC KNIGHTS Series ARAMIS the HALBERDIER Parts list: Head sculpt, Body, 6 hand replacements (2 holding hands + 2 open silver hands + 2 holding silver hands). Clothing/costume: Blue long sleeved shirt, Blue pants, Chain armour, Silver helmet, Silver plate armour, Silver arm armour, Silver leg armour, Silver shoes, Blue skirt, Leather belt with lion head. Weapons: Halberd + Lion flag pole, flag. Note: Authentic leather; 80% material are metal
Scroll down to see the rest of the pictures.
Click on them for bigger and better views.