-- Fauchard
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Time Period: 11th-14th century
Location: Europe
Common Construction: Wooden haft with steel head

The fauchard consists of a curved blade sharpened on the convex (inside) edge mounted on a pole. Like the guisarme, the weapon lacked a spear point and in general the fauchard is considered one of the least effective polearms of the era. Some attempted to remedy this by attaching a spike to the back or top of the blade, called a fauchard-fork. However by the 14th century far superior weapons were gaining popularity and fauchard fell out of favor.

CE 11th Century, CE 12th Century, CE 13th Century, CE 14th Century, History, Medieval Europe, Polearm, Weapon

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