Monday, April 8, 2013

Glaive


Glaive is a very open term really, being the French term for Roman Short sword, however  also believed to originate from Celtic and Latin meaning just sword.  

Either way, most often believed to mean sword.  

But the European Glaive is known as a polearm, a single one edged blade at the end of a long pole. And very much like the original Fauchard (before being modified). 

Either way, a deadly weapon with a blade that is sharp and not something you want to be on the 
wrong end of. 




*Disclaimer: I have done extensive research on each of these weapons. I am aware that there are many different versions of each of these weapons. I am not trying to spread false information. If you know and can prove any information wrong, please let me know and I will fix my errors.  I have at least three references for all research on the weapons I will discuss through the challenge. 

20 comments:

  1. Actually, I wouldn't want to be on the wrong arm of any of the weapons you've been describing thus far!! Interesting post.

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  2. I never would have thought there were so many weapons. I can't wait to see what you have for X,Y, and Z.

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    1. Melanie, there are TONS of different weapons. Just no one ever talks about them anymore because all people these days worry about are guns. Haha, those were the hard ones. But I made it work. :)

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  3. Of course, there's also the Glaive from that 80s movie (which I'm not remembering the name of) that was like a throwing star. But that was a dumb movie.

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    1. Yeah, I'll stick with the sword version. :)

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  4. I think I need one of those to threaten kids who refuse to do their chores...where can I get my hands on one???

    Tina @ Life is Good
    Co-host, April 2013 A-Z Challenge Blog
    @TinaLifeisGood, #atozchallenge

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    1. Haha umm Museum Replicas should have them. :) Want a link?

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  5. All I know is to avoid the sharp, pointy bit at the end, regardless of what kind of hilt or handle is attached. :)

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  6. I used to belong to one of those renaissance recreation groups in NY. I love medieval weapons and costumes, not to mention mead!
    Your post reminded me of fun times! :-)

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    1. Ohh my goodness I would love to do that. :)

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  7. You had mentioned daggers as being difficult to use for cutting vegetables. I think this one would be nearly impossible. ;)

    From A to Z, Kristen's blog: kristenhead.blogspot.com

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    1. Hmmm . . .now I need to try that out as well. If only I had the money to order every single one of these weapons.

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  8. Glaive, not a word I am familiar with. Makes me think of cleave, I wonder if there is any connection.


    JO ON FOOD, MY TRAVELS AND A SCENT OF CHOCOLATE

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    1. That is a very intriguing question. Now I must find out.

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  9. I never heard of a glaive....very interesting. Thanks for sharing.

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