Blasterman wrote:It's a pole-arm, with an axe head. Maybe "pole-axe" isn't
the appropriate term, but you know what I mean.
I know pole-arms had a few different heads anyway, like
the hammerhead with top and back spike. I might
have to make that one too! I decided to go with the axe
head for the more intimidating look.
Either way, it's one version of a pole-arm.
BTW - I changed the pic(link)name to "pole-arm".
What did you think of the "war sword"?
The short version of all that: it's an in-between.
I like the pole-axe with the rather small and straight-edged blade parallel to the pole and the hammer on the reverse, but what you have is in the realm of that wonderfully vague world of medieval pole-axes. It is also works as a Halbard, though the blade edge is a bit too convex. My dismounted knights currently use the early Lego halbard, which works as a pole-axe except there is no balancing spike or hammer on the reverse.
The War Sword: Doesn't look that much different from your previous sword. Is it bigger? It was a flat guard rather than a curved one. I like it, of course - it just doesn't seem to offer a significant enough variation (but if you are doing a whole set, another sword would probably be welcome). Perhaps one that tapered more towards the point? The war axe, on the other hand, is a greater visual variation from the previous one, so I like that better.