For hundreds of years the Swiss were widely feared for their battlefield prowess with their infamous halberd! The Swiss Halberd effectively combined the finest attributes of the spear, battle axe and hook into one devastating tool of war. It was able to pierce the thickest steel armor, and pulverize a sturdy helmet or shield. The Halberd’s “beak” could also be used to drag a heavily armored Knight from his mount. The Cold Steel Swiss Halberd is almost identical to its heavy duty historical counterpart, except that ours is made from modern materials. Featuring a fully sharpened spike, axe blade and beak (hook) it is a multi-faceted tool that is sure to be popular with historical re-enactors and collectors.