A bec de corbin. The name is Old French for "crow's beak". Similar to the Lucerne hammer, it consists of a modified hammer's head and spike mounted atop a long pole. The bec de corbin was used primarily with the 'beak' or fluke to attack instead of the hammer head. The hammer face balancing the beak was often blunt and the beak tended to be stouter; better designed for tearing armor.

A bec de corbin. The name is Old French for "crow's beak". Similar to the Lucerne hammer, it consists of a modified hammer's head and spike mounted atop a long pole. The bec de corbin was used primarily with the 'beak' or fluke to attack instead of the hammer head. The hammer face balancing the beak was often blunt and the beak tended to be stouter; better designed for tearing armor.

Armor 15th century, military campaign armored German light infintry, mercenarie, German flail, Bec de corbin, gambeson, Chainmail shirt, jack chains, chainmail gloves, Brigandine upper leg armor, open face sallet with Aventail. David Bobrink

Armor 15th century, military campaign armored German light infintry, mercenarie, German flail, Bec de corbin, gambeson, Chainmail shirt, jack chains, chainmail gloves, Brigandine upper leg armor, open face sallet with Aventail. David Bobrink

A bec de corbin is a type of pole weapon that was popular in medieval Europe. The name is Old French for "crow's beak".    Similar to the Lucerne hammer, it consists of a modified hammer's head and spike mounted atop a long pole. Unlike the Lucerne hammer, the bec de corbin was used primarily with the 'beak' or fluke to attack instead of the hammer head. The hammer face balancing the beak was often blunt instead of the multi-pronged Lucerne, and the beak tended to be stouter.

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A bec de corbin is a type of pole weapon that was popular in medieval Europe. The name is Old French for "crow's beak". Similar to the Lucerne hammer, it consists of a modified hammer's head and spike mounted atop a long pole. Unlike the Lucerne hammer, the bec de corbin was used primarily with the 'beak' or fluke to attack instead of the hammer head. The hammer face balancing the beak was often blunt instead of the multi-pronged Lucerne, and the beak tended to be stouter.

Medieval pole-arms - poleaxe, bec de corbin, Lucerne hammer etc. - YouTube

Medieval pole-arms - poleaxe, bec de corbin, Lucerne hammer etc. - YouTube

a bec de corbin or bec de faucon

a bec de corbin or bec de faucon

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