The Gisarme is a relatively ingenious weapon that was designed by medieval peasants by combining a sharp, hooked farming tool with a long, spear-like weapon. The resulting implement was rather effective when it came to removing riders from their mounts. Thus, the gisarme became a common weapon of the foot soldier. The name is something of a misnomer, though, as a true gisarme features only a curved hook. Unfortunately, a single curved hook has limited applications as a weapon, and so the hook feature was gradually implemented on various weapons, all of which came to bare the title of gisarme in time. This particular variant as fairly similar in design to the original gisarme, though, possessing a broad, spear-like head that features a pointed barb on one end and a curved hook on the other, as well as a sharp point for shallow thrusting. The inside curve of the hook is useful for catching riders, as is the barb with a proper swing, while the spear-like point ensures that anyone wielding this weapon has a few options when it comes to attacking a fellow foot-soldier. This pole weapons head is crafted from carbon steel and measures approximately 33.5 inches long, while the hardwood pole has an overall length of 72 inches, making this an impressively sized weapon, indeed. Size and shape make the Gisarme a terrifying weapon to behold, one that looks as capable of death-dealer as any other number of medieval instruments that once called the battlefield home.
- A Classic Medieval Pole Weapon
- A Traditional Spear-Point Gisarme
- Features a Forged Carbon Steel Head
- Includes a Simple Hardwood Pole
- An Excellent Costume Piece, Training Weapon, or Medieval Display
- Head Length: 33.5 Inches
- Pole Length: 72 Inches