Re: Re: [sig] Russian Boyar battle gear questions (long)
- On Tue, 23 Jul 2002, Renata Dobrowolska wrote:
> > The question about the pick is a good one. Generally I would assume thatA pick-axe is, indeed, a two-handed tool and therefore has only
> > the author was refering to a chekan, but then the description sounds more
> > like a flail, kisten. I should re-read the source and then fix it.
> > (Generally, a pick is a heavy, pointed tool for digging in dense, rocky
> > soil. Also known as a pick-axe.)
> This seems very unclear.
> PICK-AXE? I do not know reference for such a weapon. It is a
> two-handed tool. You mean T-shaped pole weapon? In POlish it is called
> 'nadyak' and was used when pole-axe became not fashionable in
> XVIcentury in service of Polish infantry and then Polish cavalry used
> nadyak until late XVIII century.
superficial similarities to the Russian weapon, chekan, than is sometimes
translated into English as "pick". A chekan is a sort of light warhammer
with a pointy end. I was explaining the mundane definition of "pick" for
those of our readers who might not be as fluent in English. Actually, a
chekan is more like an ice axe than a pick axe (neither of which is to be
confused with an ice pick). *sigh*
I don't know anything about Polish weaponry, much less late period Polish
I hope this helps.
Sofya la Rus