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Medieval Axes

Medieval Battle Axes

In ancient and medieval times the axe was one of the favorite weapons. A regular axe was used mainly in day to day civil life but soon it was adopted for use in combat. The war axe was used in variety of ways. Some axes were small and short and used mainly for throwing (i.e. Francesca). Others were huge, often double headed and required both hands to wield them. These were used not only for cutting and chopping into enemy’s flesh but also for blunt force attacks. Heavy battle axes were effective against plate armor. Some axes had a cutting blade on one side and a hammer head or a spike on the other side.
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