By far the oldest and most often used pole-arm, the halberd consists of a
cleaver-like axe blade mounted on a staff averaging six feet in length.
The axe blade is balanced at the rear with a fluke, and surmounted by a
sharp spike, usually of quadrangular design. The fluke is sometimes replaced
by a hook used to dismount cavalry. A halberd can be best described as a
cross between a spear and an axe.

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