Were war adzes a thing in the past?

Were war adzes a thing in the past?
And I don't mean a artisan's instrument used in war but something made to be used in battle;
I don't think I've ever heard of them being used that way.

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  1. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    probably the worst design to fight armored opponents.
    just make the tip smaller to concentrate force better and you've got a war pick

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      Polearms often included an axe head but I've never seen and adz

  2. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    there is a problem in that you have to strike at a precise angle to maximize shock, whereas with a curved vertical blade there is less deviation

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      I've heard that the romans used their Dolabra (practically an entrenching tool) against heavily armoured foes - like cataphracts, once they have been dehorsed.
      But for all dedicated weapons of war, vertical blades or just converging points were preferred due to this

  3. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    Every implement is a weapon if you swing it hard enough, people usually fought with what they had on hand

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      >people usually fought with what they had on hand
      If you were ome random dude sure, but armies didn't use hoes and hammers to fight

      • 4 months ago
        Anonymous

        >armies didn't use hoes and ham- ACK

        • 4 months ago
          Anonymous

          >PeasantWeapons

          • 4 months ago
            Anonymous

            >Peasant Weap- ACK

          • 4 months ago
            Anonymous

            Ok? Most weaponds were still for war only, like bills, polearms etc; saying that they used whatever was around is just wrong

          • 4 months ago
            Anonymous

            sounds like you need to be beaten with a wheat thresher until your morale improves

          • 4 months ago
            Anonymous

            Yeah

        • 4 months ago
          Anonymous

          Flais were, as your filename suggests, mainly used by peasants during uprisings - not armies who march to war.

          >Peasant Weap- ACK

          The accuracy of the illustrations of Bellifortis asides: the flail used by the knight does not resemble the peasants flail you've posted.

          • 4 months ago
            Anonymous

            >using semantics to argue that the flail wasn't obviously developed from the agricultural flail
            deported

          • 4 months ago
            Anonymous

            >developed from the agricultural flail
            So are you saying someone bothered to make a tool specificaly for war? I thought they used whatever was around

          • 4 months ago
            Anonymous

            yes they used agricultural flails
            just like the axe being for cutting wood and not warfare, I guess all war axes were developed independently of axes for wood

            fricking moron

          • 4 months ago
            Anonymous

            Anon, you said people used whatever was around, the existence of tools specificaly for warfare goes against that

          • 4 months ago
            Anonymous

            was the first dagger made for war or to skin an animal, is a gun for war only? spears were very common in hunting same with projectile weapons

            so all that really leaves are swords, siege weapons and maybe armor according to your completely arbitrary and pointless argument

          • 4 months ago
            Anonymous

            What does that have to do that there were tools not supposed to be use for normal work? Do you think warhammers were used to hammer nails? Are you dumb?

          • 4 months ago
            Anonymous

            >semantics again
            Are you israeli lol?

          • 4 months ago
            Anonymous

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          • 4 months ago
            Anonymous

            Learn something other than semantics to get attention, then at least you can pretend to talk about history while getting your (You) fix

          • 4 months ago
            Anonymous

            Weaponds of war not being every day tools isn't semantics

          • 4 months ago
            Anonymous

            Yes, agricultural implements (like the scythe) were used for war - but only when nothing else was available.
            And there are few surviving examples of one handed flails (like the one from Bellifortis) from the medieval or early modern period, which would suggest, that this type of weapon was fairly uncommon.

  4. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    ONLY THE BEST ON POINT HISTORICAL QUESTIONS ON IQfy, THANKS OP

  5. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

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    Flails are used for processing wheat, their use and adoption indicates agricultural equipment being transformed into devices of war. Meaning tons of people took their wheat smashers into battle

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      >Meaning tons of people took their wheat smashers into battle
      Yeah, peasants

  6. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    Forgot the pic

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