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medieval armored combat buhurt poleaxes


The mighty axe of the nobles, the poleaxe was born in late medieval times when armor makers had developed the skill to forge plate armor with incredible levels of protection - in some instances, coming close to giving immortality against melee weapons. With such powerfully designed protection culminating in the 14th and 15th centuries, the need to breach the heavy plates of the modern, medieval man-at-arms arose, and thus the Poleaxe was born. Finding popularity on the field of battle among foot soldiers, as well as heavy use during medieval sporting tournaments, the poleaxe remains the honorable heavy damage-dealer of modern buhurt sport - and is highly respected and feared by opponents in the list.