Show Navigation

Dean Castle Arms and Armour

Pole Arms and Melee Weapons

German Halberd


Between the 14th and 16th centuries, the halberd was a popular choice in battle weaponry as it was cheap to produce and required little training in how to be wielded properly. Halberds consist of an axe blade topped with a long spike and pointed beak at the rear of the blade.  Its versatility in battle also made it a popular choice for arming infantrymen on the field: it has a concave blade for cutting, spike for thrusting and a beak to be used for grappling with calvalry.


This halberd has a variation of a hammer and sickle etched into its wooden pole.

Place of Production:
Full length: 236cm
Dean Castle
Digital Number:
East Ayrshire Council

Alternative Views:

alternative small picturealternative small picturealternative small picture