An ancient long-handled weapon, of which the head had a point and several long, sharp edges, curved or straight, and sometimes additional points. The heads were sometimes of very elaborate form.
Axe-headed polearm, usually with a rear and top spike. (Wise, Terence. Medieval Warfare, 248) Related terms: Pole-Axe
A shafted weapon with an axe-like cutting blade, sometimes used to describe the Chinese Quando and the Japanese Naginata.