Battle Axe

Among the improvised weapons used for battle during Medieval times, none was more popular and widely used than the Battle Axe, or War Axe. The sword was a favored weapon as well, but the sword required more agility and skill to use effectively. Untrained Squires, on the other hand, could wield a Battle Axe into war and take down many foes. The highly sharpened blades on these formidable weapons could easily pierce armour and shred chain mail worn by opposing knights. Although heavier than the sword, the axe was relatively light-weight, allowing it to be an ideal weapon for one-handed battle either on the ground or atop horseback.