Military Factory

Guisarme Polearm

Authored By Staff Writer | Last Updated: 3/2/2011

The Guisarme was a simplistic polearm featured between the 11th and 15th Centuries, primarily across europe. The weapon was nothing more than a two-handed shaft - measuring between 6- and 7-feet in length - fitting a bladed edge of some sort. While the basic weapon type naturally evolved over time, the form and function of such polearms remained the same for centuries. It is believed that the Guisarme was actually developed by peasant farmers when they combined their everyday work tools to the tips of wooden shafts to help about their daily work. In a military-minded setting, the bladed edge was made more lethal to coincide with the slicing and piercing nature required of such a weapon. The Guisarme polearm could then be used to stop cavalry charges or unseat mounted infantrymen. In tight packs, such a wall could seem unpenetrable. Text ©2003-2016 All Rights Reserved. No Reproduction Permitted - the Content of this Page is NOT for reuse in any form. Email corrections/comments to MilitaryFactory at Gmail dot com. Material presented throughout this website is for historical and entertainment value and should not to be construed as usable for hardware restoration, maintenance or general operation. Please consult original manufacturers for such information. We DO NOT sell any of the products showcased on this website so please do not inquire about purchases.

Specifications for the

Introduction: 11th to 15th Century
Dimensions: 6 to 7 feet long
Suggested Weight: Various
Required Crew: 1
Known Operators: Various European Factions