Chinese Ge Pole Arm

  • Polearms & Spear
  • 1 min

By Crusader1307

Known as The Ge, this Pole Arm dates to 10th Century China under The Zhou Dynasty. There were many variations of head used. It was a dual purpose device used for hunting and combat. Civilian versions were implemented as farming tools. A swinging sideways motion was used. The pole was around 6 to 8 feet long and often featured a sharpened Spike at the end. The head was often elongated (such as the European Scythe). Head were mad of bronze, jade iron or steel (depending on the Region and Era of manufacturing). Many Ancient Chinese Royalty used The Ge as their preferred weapon. Used by Pikemen, The Ge was also considered a spiritual device, often placed in one's tomb to protect one from spirits. Often The Ge heads were highly engraved and decorated. In some cases, mounted troops used the weapon (with obvious poor results).