Horseman's Pick

Horseman's Pick

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. The horseman's pick was a weapon of Islamic origin used by cavalry during the Middle Ages in Europe. This was a type of war hammer that had a very long spike on the reverse of the hammer head. Usually this spike was slightly curved downwards, much like a miner's pickaxe. The term is sometimes used interchangeably with war hammer. A metal made horseman's pick called "nadziak" was one of the main weapons of the famous Polish winged hussars. The horseman's pick was often used as a means to penetrate thick armour or chain mail which the standard sword could not. However, a number of drawbacks limited the weapon's effectiveness. Its relative heaviness made it unwieldy and, thus, easily avoided. The injury caused by the weapon was also small and rarely immediately fatal. Additionally, if swung too hard the weapon often became embedded in the victim or their armour making retrieval difficult.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 66 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 4mm | 109g
  • Ject Press
  • United States
  • English
  • 6136761920
  • 9786136761923