- Used around the world from ancient times through the Renaissance, they are a type of spear. Instead of the standard oval shaped spear head, the head may be shaped like a sword or ax blade, or a combination of both. This was the most common weapon used, since the farther away you can keep your enemy, the safer you are.
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