French Halberd

Grade Range: 5-12
Resource Type(s): Artifacts, Primary Sources
Date Posted: 12/15/2010

The halberd was a versatile pole arm developed as an infantry weapon in the 13th century. It has an ax-like blade and a steel spike mounted on the end of a long shaft. By the time of the Seven Years War it was carried by sergeants as a symbol of rank and authority.

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