A Pole Arm weapon, the Glaive was a single edged blade, attached to a pole/staff. The blade could range from 18 to 22 inches in length. Pole lengths were about 6 to 7 feet. Having a socket type attachment at the end, the Glaive could be easily replaced/repaired. It's particular "charms" were it's slight to exaggerated curvings incorporated into it's blade. "Riders" or sharped protrusions - were often added beneath the blade curve. This gave the Glaive it's unique appearance. Developed in the 14th Century, it saw some combat use. Often however, the blades were ceremonial and seen used in guard service.