Cold Steel MAA Swiss Halberd
Cold Steel® Man at Arms (MAA) Swiss Halberd
The Medieval man-at-arms was a stalwart and dependable fighter who exhibited great martial prowess with a range of weapons. He was the veteran of many conflicts and was often first into the fray. To honour these salt-of-the-earth warriors, Cold Steel® has created a range of true journeyman's weapons called the Man at Arms Collection.
These battle-ready weapons may lack the polished silver steelwork of Cold Steel®'s high-end weapons, but they are quite similar in quality and performance.
The Man at Arms collection features a selection of some of Cold Steel®'s finest products, but at a markedly reduced price. If you have always wanted a Cold Steel® piece but couldn't afford one, this collection is made for you.
The Swiss have a reputation as a nation of riflemen. This is mostly due to the fact that military-aged men are required by law to store their army-issued personal weapon at home and are allowed to keep it - with a proper license - after their period of service in the militia has ended. This, however, is a relatively recent development. For three hundred years, starting in the 12th century, the Swiss were widely feared for the terrible havoc they could wreak upon the battlefield with their infamous halberds: The Swiss voulge effectively combined the finest attributes of the spear, battle axe and hook into one devastating weapon. The weapon was able to pierce the thickest steel armour and shatter a sturdy helmet or shield. The halberd's 'beak' could also be used to drag a heavily armoured knight from his mount.
The Cold Steel® Swiss Halberd we offer here is almost identical to its heavy-duty historical counterpart, except that it is made from modern materials. Featuring a fully sharpened spike, axe blade and beak (hook).
Material: 1055 high carbon steel with gun-metal finish, ash wood shaft
Overall length: approx. 227.3 cm
Handle length: approx. 165.1 cm
Head length: approx. 62.2 cm
Head width: approx. 30.5 cm
Head weight: approx. 1542 g
Total weight: approx. 2790 g
Cold Steel® Product No.: 89MSW
We do not sell this product to customers under the age of 18. Upon ordering please email us a copy of your driving licence or passport as proof of I.d
Shipping Weight: 3.5 kg