Often called "The Woodsman's Axe", the Doloire was unique due to it's axe head shape. Shaped in an isosceles triangle configuration (of around 17 inches in length), this would be mounted onto a 5 foot staff or pole. An integrated socket made replace of either component easily when damaged. Although supplied to supply caravans that traveled with armies, examples of the Doloire being used as a weapon have been mention in several Medieval battles. The Doloire was capable of piercing armor plate. Ceremonial versions of this device have been carried by many "Sapper" Units between the 18th and 19th Centuries.