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Blunt, Military, Polearm, Piercing, Latin Europe
The gudentag or godendag (which means “good morning”, in a similar ironic sense as the Morgenstern or “morning star”) was a kind of two-handed spiked mace invented by the Flemish and famously used by Flemish burgher militias to literally crush the flower of French chivalry at the battle of Golden Spurs in 1302. A godendag is a stout pole about 5’-6’ long, flaring gradually toward the end and featuring a heavy iron ring on the striking head, with a spike jutting out of the end of the haft. A very deadly, field-expedient type weapon, these are usually crude but strongly made. It is essentially a two-handed spiked mace, with a spike or spear-head on the end used for thrusting.
Flemish Godendag, early 14th C
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