We are pleased to announce that our Burgundian Pole Axe is again available for purchase. The supply chain challenges have continued to ebb and flow but we have had some successes, which allows us to begin taking orders for these popular pieces. As of this point we are certain of our ability to receive the parts for these items and are again taking orders.
The Burgundian axe is an excellent example of the type of weapon used for knightly combat in the list. the head is constructed with three offensive elements a top pike of stout form, a four pronged back hammer thats allowed for a gripping blow against armor and a rounded axe face that would concentrate the blow of the head along its sharp edge. A serious set of challenges for an opponent.
Here is a video spotlighting this elegant axe for knightly combat.
Get your knightly combat on as depicted in Kahl.
Nathan Clough, Ph.D. is Vice President of Arms and Armor and a member of the governing board of The Oakeshott Institute. He is a historical martial artist and a former university professor of cultural geography. He has given presentations on historical arms at events including Longpoint and Combatcon, and presented scholarly papers at, among others, The International Congress on Medieval Studies.
Craig Johnson is the Production Manager of Arms and Armor and Secretary of The Oakeshott Institute. He has taught and published on the history of arms, armor and western martial arts for over 30 years. He has lectured at several schools and Universities, WMAW, HEMAC, 4W, and ICMS at Kalamazoo. His experiences include iron smelting, jousting, theatrical combat instruction and choreography, historical research, European martial arts and crafting weapons and armor since 1985.