Over on the MOC Custom Weapons thread, I saw something I dubbed the "Bat-L-Axe" (Vampire Axe), and the wheels started turning. They just kind of drove off-road.
Intending to cut off the bat head and carve it into more of a point, I found out that there is a hollow up through the neck. I could either plug it with Sculpey or drill it out so that I could socket in some part. I remembered the Chauves Souris pole arm and went for that.
There's a whole set of closely related pole arms that use a long central blade, and two smaller projecting blades vaguely coming off at 45 degrees just below the central blade. The Korseke uses straight triangular shaped blades, and the Runka uses side blades that curve towards the point.
: This is basically a Korseke with the addition of 1-3 points projecting off the bottom of the two side blades. They kinda look like bat wings. If that didn't make a light go off over my head, the name certainly did (Chauve-Souris is french for "bat").
Simply thrusting a spear up through the socket and widened hole worked great, but it looked a bit short and heavy in comparison to the other pole arms, so I chopped off a spear head and used an "umbrella stand" pole. The spear head had to be glued since the hole I drilled didn't provide enough grip.
: This is like a Runka, but it often uses an ox-tongued blade (the spearhead edges run parallel rather than purely tringular). A straight chop-job on the Adventurers multi-headed pole arm yielded this version. I have versions where I left on some jagged parts of the two lower blades since some versions of the Partizan and Runka have rear projecting small spikes.
My glaive and a somewhat shortened Jeff's Little Armory pole arm are in the background for comparison.