What about the pole-axes that TJ of By My Hand sells? Would those fit the bill? (ha ha)
On 5/22/07, Blair Peterson <stoutmaker@...> wrote:
Thanks Christian. I think my biggest error when reading these descriptions
was that I wanted to build a halberd, but was instead invisioning a poleax.
Hence, I think I'll be building about 10" of striking surface between the
tip and the axe head itself, which will sit at the bottom of the striking
surface, which I will pad on both sides, to more closely resemble the long
blades I found to protrude out of the top of some halberd pictures I found.
I am curious about how midrealm weapons are accepted or not at the war
though so I will be following up with the Lilies Marshall.
"Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not
sure about the former." - Albert Einstein
>From: Christian Fournier <
>Subject: Re: [Ayreton] 7 1/2 halberd Question
>Date: Mon, 21 May 2007 06:05:24 -0500
>>So I was wanting to build a 7 1/2 halberd to take to Lilies war, and so I
>>just checked out the calontir marshals handbook and it says that any
>>over 4 ft must have a striking surface of at least 18 inches. I then went
>>and checked the Middle Kingdom Marshals handbook and did not find this
>>The pre-formed axe rubber axe head I have unfortunately only carries a 7
>>inch striking surface. As I read Calontir's weapon restrictions, this
>>I need to find a different head or build a different head if I want to
>>with this weapon at Lilies.
>Sounds like it-- though you have some options, still: First, send an
LiliesMarshal@... and ask if all weapons must follow
>Calontir's handbook. It's possible that a weapon built to the Society
>rule may be allowed, given how many people come to Lillies from other
>Second, if you need this weapon to be Calontir-legal, consider building an
>18" striking surface (must be padded), with the 7" axe head as a
>protruding part of that. Won't so much look like any weapon I've ever
>seen, but it'll give you what you want and fit their rules.
> Christian Fournier
Ld. Earik MacSkellie
Squire to Sir Galem Lionel Ostwestly
Marshal, Incipient Shire of Foxvale