A popular Pole Arm from Ancient Egypt (Middle Kingdom Period 1700 B.C.), The Fan Axe was so called for it's resemblance to fans used in Royal Courts (to keep cool). The Fan was roughly 5-feet long and constructed out of bronze. The top head to the Axe was a large (flattened) copper or bronze plate that's points arched downwards. The face end was single-edged and beveled. It could be used as a slashing or cutting weapons (as well as a striking one as well). Some heavier versions had larger counterbalances at the end. A very stylized form of deployment was invented to use The Fan Axe.