Ancestor of the Swiss halberd, this hard but flexible rubber simulator is inspired by the voulges and halberds found in Switzerland from the XIV and XV centuries and has a realistic painted finish. Approximately 56 cm long.
The voulge, terribly effective on the battlefield, was probably derived from plowshares; a simple blade attached to a handle the size of a man. Later equipped, a spike was added to the back which revolutionized polearm design in the late Middle Ages. Later halberds and their cousins, the bills, were composed of a blade, a “dagger” point and a spike.
This model is composed of a thick and secure blade for the cut and the thrust, and a two-part socket ensuring realism and support.
We recommend a round tapered shaft about 3 cm in diameter with a length greater than 160 cm. Shafts should be sourced from your local hardware store.
- Total Length: 58 cm
- Blade Length: 46 cm
- Width at widest point: 19.5 cm
- Socket: 3 cm x 3 cm
This range of simulators was developed for HEMA by Black Armoury. The synthetic material allows for vigorous use of the item while offering many customization possibilities (painting, dressing, etc.), making these products excellent for other uses: reenactment, theatre, cinema, or cosplay.
Availability of this model with painted or unpainted finishes may vary; see the drop-down menu for current options. Please note that the painted finish varies from simulator to simulator, and may not exactly match displayed product images.