Pole weapons, pole-arms

Are you interested in historical weapons? Than you surely know pole weapons that were traditionally used by infantry. It is a steel weapon attached to a wooden pole. You can find lances, halberds, glaives, spears, pollaxes, forks, hammers and spear spikes in this category.

Pole weapons are classified as bladed stabbing and cutting weapons. A pole weapon or pole-arm is a close combat weapon in which the main fighting part of the weapon is fitted to the end of a long shaft, typically of wood, thereby extending the user's effective range. They were used for hunting and fighting. They were traditionally used by foot soldiers.

The modern lance usually had metal point on a long wooden pole. The lance is a very old weapon. It was developed more than thousand years ago. It was used in combats for a long time. However, it was not as effective as during the Napoleonic wars. Last attack with lances took place in 1939 when Poland was attacked by Polish Cossacks.

The halberd is another important pole weapon. A significant progress was achieved on battlefields thanks to the invention of the halberd. This weapon could knock down from the saddle even a heavy cavalry rider. A shaken rider could then be killed by foot soldiers easily. The halberd sometimes determined the result of a battle. Further halberd-like weapons were invented. Different types of steel weapons were attached to long poles / shafts. However, the lances were most often used as infantry weapons.

Our category pole weapons contains spear spikes, glaives, spears, pole-axes, forks and hammers. Expand your collection of historical weapons! Equip yourself for the next battle!

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Why you cannot deliver swords or daggers to Switzerland?

Dear customers from Switzerland, we are very sorry that we cannot deliver swords, daggers, sabres, maces, combat axes, flails etc. to your country. We meet with bureaucratic obstacles at all products that either are or just look as a weapon again and again. We receive all consignments to Switzerland automatically back with an explanation "subject to the import permit." Our logistics partners told us the following: "both goods that are sold only to persons over 18 years and goods that merely look as weapons are subject to import permit. (For example: toy guns are sellable without restrictions in Switzerland, BUT are subject to import permit issued by the Swiss authorities!)". We have found only the following solutions so far: (1) The customer secures collection at our address in the Czech Republic himself (his logistic partner can handle this procedure better), (2) the customer gives us a delivery address in the EU. The disadvantage is that we have to charge the VAT tax in both cases.

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