Bec de Corbin

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Bec de Corbin

A bec de corbin is a pole weapon, similar to war hammer but with a much longer shaft. This type of weapon was very popular in medieval Europe. The name, Bec de Corbin comes from Old French and it means “crow’s beak”. Although the weapon is similar to regular war hammer, bec de corbin was used differently. Regular, Lucerne war hammer was primarly used with its hammer part whereas, bec de corbin was use with the beak to attack. The beak of the bec de corbin was used to tear opponent’s plate armor apart.

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