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A partisan (also spelled partizan) was a pole weapon used in medieval Europe. The polearm consisted of a spearhead that was mounted on a wooden shaft. The spearhead featured protrusions on the sides that aided the user in parrying swords. The partisan became obsolete with the arrival of firearms although it was still used for ceremonial purposes.

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