In the 13th century people strived to combine hewing and percussion weapons. During the 14th century a hook was placed on the back side to pull enemy cavalrymen from their horses. As a result infantrymen suddenly became a serious opponent of the cavalry. The bill originated from the normal sickle that was used for harvesting. These weapons were for the average infantrymen and could be cheaply made. Around the 15th century weapons like this were used all over Europe.
Head size: 60.8 x 22.4 cm
Ring diameter: 3.2 x 3.5 cm
Material: EN45 spring steel
Shaft included: no
Based on a historic original: yes
Transport weight (grams): 3000 *
This item is produced in limited quantities only. This means that every piece is unique. Sizes & finish may vary lightly from piece to piece.
We do not sell this product to customers under the age of 18. Click here for more information on the European arms acts.
Tip: How to adjust the finish of your armour and weaponry
Luxurious (polished)- polish the steel with metal polish or toothpaste. You can even give the item a mirror-like polish. Test on a small surface first!
Handmade (matte)- soak the steel in cola for 40 minutes to 20 hours. Check regularly and treat with black sandpaper.
Antique (patinated) leave the steel to rust for some time in a damp environment, preferably outside. Remove the red layer of rust, to reveal the corroded top layer.
Please note. After finishing the product yourself, the warranty and return right expire. Celtic WebMerchant is not responsible for the obtained result.