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Medieval pole weapons by Astalo Medieval pole weapons by Astalo
First is medieval pole arm called Bardiche and I made it from old half broken "plow disc". (It was very hard steel and I broke at least five drill bits when I made those holes for pole sockets.)

Next objects are viking style spearheads from regular steel and bottom left is pole arm called Voulge. It's blade is forged from spring steel and spikes are from regular steel, just like that single spearhead in the last picture.
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TheYoungCraftsman Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
What countries do thes weapons derive from?
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Astalo Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Voulge is mainly from central Europe (Very common weapon in "Hundred years war" and so on..) and Bardiche is mostly used in eastern Europe and Scandinavia.
Spears are so simple styles, that they have probably used similar pieces all over Europe.
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TheYoungCraftsman Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Ok thanks, much appreciated
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Ragnarok6664 Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great work :)
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Astalo Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks again for the faves. :thumbsup:
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gollumsalterego Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2009
I wish I had the drive to craft this sort of stuff myself! I have two spearheads which I'll be mounting to shafts, but I think that the extent of my abilities.
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harald-hardrada Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2008
wow,muy chulos tus trabajos,me gustan mucho tus trabajos en la fragua
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deathatsix Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2008
these are very nice. i hear you on the drill bits. stainless is a pain too. i like the plow disc idea. i get ideas for stuff all the time. i see something and i think of thinks i could do with it. as with all your stuff beautiful work!
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