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Blunt, Polearm, Military, Latin Europe
The poll hammer was a variant of the pollaxe (see Pollaxe) which was configured with a spike on one side and a hammerhead or beak with one or more prongs on the other. Two famous types of poll-hammers included bec de corbin (‘crows beak’), and the lucerne Hammer, featuring a double-beak, still effectively hammer heads just designed to concentrate the force like a nut-cracker, to break open armor.
German Pollhammer, 15th Century. Inscribed with images of St. Catherine and St. George on the Brass Langets. This would be a +4 Ehren weapon.
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