The voulge is a long medieval pole weapon that takes the strengths of a spear and applies them to an axe-like cleaver blade. This French Voulge is of particular note, because it features a knife-like blade that is effective at hacking and thrusting. A voulge is designed to take advantage of angular momentum, using a broad, heavy blade on a heavy pole to increase the impact and the force behind the blade. This voulge utilizes a knife-shaped blade with a flat back and a tapered edge that resembles a large kitchen knife, making it great at hacking, cutting, and cleaving, while the tapered point ensures that it remains an effective thrusting weapon, too. A small, jutting point on the back edge of the voulge provides a bit more utility, acting as a brace to stop things from sliding down the blade too far, as well as being an effective catch that can hook onto armors, which means that in a pinch, a voulge like this can be used against mounted opponents with the intent of yanking them off their horse. The head of this voulge measures approximately 24 inches long and is crafted from carbon steel, while the included hardwood shaft measures approximately 72 inches long. Why use just a spear when instead, you can practice and display this French Voulge, which has all the thrust and reach of a spear, as well as the cleaving strength of an axe?
- A Classic Medieval Pole Weapon
- Combines the Features of a Spear and an Axe
- Features A Forged Carbon Steel Head
- Includes a Simple Hardwood Pole
- An Excellent Costume Piece, Training Weapon, or Medieval Display
- Head Length: 24 Inches
- Pole Length: 72 Inches