Bec de Corbin


This hand-forged, medieval Pole Axe consists of a modified hammer’s head and spike mounted atop a wooden pole. Overall 56 inches.
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Popular in medieval Europe, a bec de corbin (French for crow’s beak) was simply another name for a poleaxe. This shortened version consists of a modified hammer’s head and spike mounted atop a wooden pole. The hammer face balanced the beak and was often blunt instead of the multi-pronged Lucerne design, and the beak tended to be stout, a much better design for tearing armor and used for dismounting riders.

This impressive piece measures a full 56" in overall length. Detailed pierce-work, a strong hand guard and period details make this piece as beautiful as it is deadly. All hand forged by the master armorers of Windlass Steelcrafts.

Key Measurements:

  • Overall: 56"
  • Hammer to Rear Spike: 12" long, 4" wide
  • Top Spike: 7-3/4"
  • Wt: 6 lbs/8 oz

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I am amazed with the workmanship, weight, and attention to detail in the Bec de Corbin. It is well worth the price and will have a special place on my wall. Again, excellent packaging and promptness of Museum Replicas. Thanks again.
- HOWARD, July 08, 2019 | Verified Purchase
Impressive piece of weaponry!
Wow! I was blown away when I received this. This weapon has exceded my expectations. If this is not in your collection...what is wrong with you. Very well executed and at a great price. Please bring us more polearms of this quality.
- Dan, January 28, 2019 | Verified Purchase
Bec de Corbin
I love this weapon. I appreciate the elegance of the sheer practicality of it: this is a large, functional weapon for taking down armored opponents. While it resembles some war hammers offered on the site, the extended hook (raven's beak), which actually has the thickness and weight of a dagger, which contributes to the weapon having both a wicked look about it and its austere beauty. Displaying the weapon required some ingenuity due to it having spikes that extend from the sides of the head of the weapon as well, but that is my only negligible criticism. It looks terrific on my wall and retains a tight, solid feel after all the swinging it around I have put it through. I am very satisfied with this weapon and would buy it again, no reservations.
- Drew, October 09, 2018 | Verified Purchase
By far my favorite purchase yet from this site! It is sturdy, well made, and as beautiful as it is deadly looking!It came with no blemishes or defects of any kind. I did have to wait almost 2 months because it was on back order but when it finally came it was WELL WORTH the wait. Absolutely love this thing!
- Jonathan, April 10, 2015 | Verified Purchase

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