Bill (Weapon)

  • Medieval Era
  • Less than 1 min

By Crusader1307

A Medieval weapon of English origin, this was another polearm weapon. Similar to the Halberd, The Bill had a flattened blade (12 to 16 inches) with a 4 to 6 inch width. It's primary characteristic was it's tip. Often curved at hard angles, these blade extensions were sharpened. Standard Military Bills were 5 to 6 feet long. They were a little known staple of the English field armies in the Middle Ages. A classic example of their use was at The Battle of Flodden in 1513.