Le Jeu de La Hache

  • Medieval Era
  • Less than 1 min

By Crusader1307

The ''Le Jeu de la Hache'' or ''Play of The Axe'', is a 1400 AD Manual of Arms from France. It is an illustrated manuscript which detailed the proper use in combat of various Pole Arms. It's Authorship and illustrator is unknown. The unique description of methods was primarily meant to train ''Right Handed'' Knights and Combatants on who to ''battle'' (or counter) Left Handed Opponents or Enemies.


First mentioned by Francis I (king of France from 1515 to 1547), it is currently kept at The Palace of Fountainebleau (Southeast of Paris, France).