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Scottish Soldiery

Replica Lochaber Ax

Period:
Medieval
Description:
This type of Polearm was known as a Lochaber Ax, it combined a large axehead with a hook which could be used to catch opponents behind their knees to unbalance them or to unhorse cavalrymen.  They were carried by militias in many Scottish towns.
Source:
Dean Castle
Digital Number:
EAAM053n
Copyright:
East Ayrshire Council