War Hammer: A Late Medieval Weapon

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The war hammer was a late medieval weapon used for close range combat. It is very similar to a normal hammer, and some say the war hammer is similar to an ice axes. The war hammer has two main parts; the handle and the head. The size of the handle may vary from one and a half to three and a half feet long. Sometimes grips were carved into the handles for added comfort. String was also wrapped around the handle for more comfort and grip. Nails or other sharp pieces of metal were sometimes stuck into the back end of the handle just in case damage had to be dealt on that side of the weapon. Now onto the head. The head was the real business end of the war hammer. The head was a double sided piece of surface hardened steel. On one side, a squared

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