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  Jeddart Axe   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
The Lochaber Axe was a Scottish variation on the halberd design, first used around 1600.
A formidable fighting weapon, the Lochaber Axe had a hook to the reverse side of the blade which was used when scaling walls.
Care had to be taken not to fall on the tip of the axe once the climber reached the top of the wall.
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 weapons
Axes are in a category of themselves, such a swords, clubs, and polearms.
The axe has proven to be one of the most damaging and deadly weapons in history in the hands of a skilled warrior.
The hand axe is a type of the axe, which probably found its first use as a hatchet or a woodsman's tool.
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 axe definition from the Dictionary of Words Online   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
the broadax, or carpenter's ax, is an ax for hewing timber, made heavier than the chopping ax, and with a broader and thinner blade and a shorter handle.
axe n : an edge tool with a heavy bladed head mounted across a handle syn: ax v 1: chop or split with an ax; "axe wood" syn: ax 2: terminate; "the nsf axed the research program and stopped funding it" syn: ax see also: ax
10:3, and rendered "axe." the "battle-axe" army of medes and persians mentioned in jer.
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 Hanwei - Axes & Polearms
Mammen Axe- The axe, inherited from the Frank’s wars with the Romans, remained an ever-present Viking weapon.
Viking Throwing Axe- The Viking Throwing Axe was a light axe borrowed from the Frank’s War with the Romans, when the Franks employed the weapon successfully both as a projectile and at close-quarters.
Viking Bearded Axe- The throwing-length Bearded Axe had a “Beard” or increased depth at the lower end of the blade, adding the rigidity needed for a weapon that could also be used for chopping chores.
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 The Taylor Project: Links for the Taylor surname researcher   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
After his father's death (Ewen died while a captive of the Chief of the MacDougalls, held prisoner until he agreed to marry the Chief's daughter), Donald would became the greatest warrior that Clan Cameron had even known.
Acknowledgement of his parentage by his deceased father not being enough to ascend to the Chiefship, he excelled in the field of battle, usually against the Cameron's principal foes, the Clan Mackintosh and usually with his trusty Lochaber axe.
A tribute to Donald remains in the Cameron Coat of Arms, where his likeness, along with a Lochaber axe, borders/protects the outer shield.
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 Untitled   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
It is thought to have originated in the Lochaber region of Scotland.
It is a pole axe with a pike aside a blade and a sharp hook.
This axe was used to cut the reins of the heavy horses using the sharp hook to do so.
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 Example   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
"Battle axe" is a generic term for fighting axes, especially European ones; generally consists of a broad, socketed head attached to a wooden handle; metal reinforcement bands extend down from the head to help prevent it from being broken off in combat.
In Redwall: This may be the war axe used by one of the Badger Lords.
Scottish polearm with a broad blade and a hook mounted on the end of the shaft.
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 lochaber axe
Mrs Kitchin cited the example of the Lochaber Larder, an initiative in the western Highlands involving a group of food producers, organic food growers and food...
Fifteen members of Lochaber Mountain Rescue Team and a helicopter from HMS Gannet were involved in their rescue.
Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross); Danny Alexander (Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey) and Charles Kennedy (Ross, Skye and Lochaber) in the attempt...
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 Lochaber axe - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The name of the weapon derives from Lochaber, an area in the western Scottish Highlands, and would be employed principally by the Scottish highlanders, who (generally without any cavalry of their own) required armament against cavalry.
The hook on the back bears a passing resemblance to a Shepherd's Crook, although within agriculture a smaller hook such as this may have been used in order to lift (and carry) tied bundles of a harvested crop.
The axe on the side, coupled with the long pole, delivers a powerful blow to infantry or dismounted cavalry.
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 .:dark gift's carnage blender loch page:.
This type of axe was a massive weapon used by foot-soldiers as a defensive weapon against mounted cavalry.
By 1769, Lochaber axes were mainly ceremonial weapons such as those carried by Edinburgh's town guard.
Certainly it has all the earmarks of the axes in many of the castles and museums in Scotland.
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 Bardiche - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A bardiche or long poleaxe is a type of polearm that was used during times of war in medieval and renaissance Europe, especially in Eastern Europe and Russia.
While the blade was very long for an axe (usually over 2 feet (60 cm)) the shaft was one of the shortest of all polearms; rarely did it exceed 5 feet (1.5 m) in length.
Lochaber Axe (similar, but with a rear-mounted hook for dismounting Cavalry)
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 Viking Axe, Halberd
It's not technically a halberd; more like a bardiche or a Scottish Lochaber axe, but a hasty translator of some Norse historical texts translated the Viking's longaxe as "Halberd," and it seems to have stuck.
There is written historical evidence that these type of axes were used in large scale Viking warfare, although none of the weapons have ever been found.
It is finished with a steel butt=plate that protects the weapon from wear and tear during repeated plantings and liftings.
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 Weapons - 1
The defender with the pole weapon had no way to recover before he could be stuck with the sharp points of the English Bill.
Its length equal to the the Bill, the Lochaber Axe allowed the Scots to defend themselves against the English footman.
The hook ("cleek") on the back allowed them to attck the horsemen as well, pulling them down to be dispatched with the axe edge, or taking down the horse with a sweeping blow.
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 SCA - West Kingdom College of Heralds - Heraldic Templates   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
The axe's default posture is palewise with the head to chief and the blade to dexter.
There are a great many variant forms of axe, depending on the shape of the head and haft; many strange forms are blazoned simply as an axe.
Other variants include the adze or carpenter's axe, whose blade may shape the wood as well as hew it; this charge is found in the arms of Renty, c.
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 Jacobite and Scottish Entertainment in Inverness, Highlands of Scotland
This is a long poleaxe with a hook on the end, the hook was used to pull men from their horses and the axe was used to chop the legs from the horses as they ran past.
The Lochaber Axe was believed to start life as a farming tool and was adapted for warfare.
This axe was sometimes called a Bearded Axe because the shape of it was a bit like a mans beard.
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 Press: Something to Wash Down the Haggis   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
The swift effectiveness of this initially crude and rudimentary weapon in dismembering English footmen became popular to the point that it was known as the Lochaber Axe.
A poled weapon, the Lochaber had a long blade under the shaft and a hook, or "cleek," to the reverse.
The Scots were no strangers to good ale, and after a long crusade of Lochaber swinging and blood bathing, a tall frothy one was in order to still the nerves.
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 Clan Cameron Archives
And yet, in all Lochaber there is probably at this moment not a single specimen of a weapon at one time so common and so peculiar to the district as to have been called after it.
We were, of course, obliged to write him in reply that neither in Lochaber proper, nor, so far as we knew, in any of the neighboring districts, was there to be found a single specimen of the formidable weapon in question.
The axe proper, too, or head of the arm usually shown as a Lochaber axe, is nearly twice the weight of that of the older and more business-like weapon.
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 Example   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
"Battle axe" is a generic term for fighting axes, especially European ones; generally consists of a broad, socketed head attached to a wooden handle; metal reinforcement bands extend down from the head to help prevent it from being broken off in combat.
In Redwall: This may be the war axe used by one of the Badger Lords.
Scottish polearm with a broad blade and a hook mounted on the end of the shaft.
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 lochaber axe - definition of lochaber axe - yawiktionary.com
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 Information at Kilts n More   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
The Bow, The Pistol, The Lochaber Axe, The Claymore, The Broadsword, The Targe, The Sgian Dubh.
The Highlanders used to fire the pistols at the enemy and then throw them down, leaving both hands free for using broadsword, axe, targe and dirk, and to instantly charge the enemy while they were still reeling from the effect of the pistols.
This type of axe was a massive weapon last used as a means of defence by Highlanders at Killiecrankie.
www.kiltsnmore.com /history/dress.htm   (1566 words)

  
 Steve Jackson Games Miniatures: OTWA Highlander Badgers
The remainder of a clan's troops will be poorly outfitted, usually wearing no more than their kilt and bonnet, and armed with axes or farming implements.
The hand axe was a simple weapon that often found use among these badgers.
A common pole weapon for such troops was the lochaber axe, a two-handed weapon similar to a halberd.
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 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
After about 20 minutes of shining his Lochaber axe until it could shine no brighter, he threw his hands up in disgust, muttering curses.
He was met with a few stares from his fellow troops in the TARAV, but by now they were used to his eccentricity.
"That's a Lochaber axe, it's a Scottish weapon named for the Scottish town Lochaber." "It's a damn ugly weapon." "I'm not that pretty, so I work well with it." Tim sardonically quipped.
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 aXe - OneLook Dictionary Search
Axe, axe (m) : AllWords.com Multi-Lingual Dictionary [home, info]
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 During this interregnum of eight years (I569-1577/8) there are many legends and stories concerning the escapades of the ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
He became an expert in the use of arms, and was particularly dexterous in the use of the Lochaber axe, his favourite weapon.
Early in his career he is said to have accompanied the daughter of one of the Locbiel chiefs, who married a Stewart of Kincardine, to her husband's home, as the leader of a small retinue of Cameron clansmen who went as her bodyguard and settled in that part of Invernesshire.
The Camerons, though outnumbered, bad the advantage of the ground, and very soon, largely through the prodigious efforts of their leader, the Täillear Dubh and his fearful axe, put the enemy to flight, many of them being left dead or wounded on the ground.
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 Scotland
The Taylors who are affiliated with Clan Cameron as a sept are said to be descended from Donald "Taillear dubh na tuaighe" (Black tailor of the [Lochaber] axe), who lived in the time of Mary Queen of Scots.
Acknowledgement of his parentage by his deceased father not being enough to ascend to the Chiefship, he excelled in the field of battle, usually against the Cameron's principal foes, the Clan Mackintosh and usually with his trusty Lochaber axe.
A tribute to Donald remains in the Cameron Coat of Arms, where his likeness, along with a Lochaber axe, borders/protects the outer shield.
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 Oak and Iron Forge maker of custom weaponry and blades   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
High carbon steel axe blade, zone hardened and tempered, with mild steel spike.
Axes are shipped blade only to keep shipping costs down.
Price is $95 + $10 shipping for all axe blades similar to that pictured.
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 A History of Clan Cameron
Though a large part of Lochaber lies on the west side of the Lochy basin (which forms the southern end of Glenalbyn), there are two sub-divisions to the east; Brae Lochaber and Nether Lochaber.
He became an expert in the use of arms, and was particularly dexterous in the use of the Lochaber Axe, his favorite weapon.
In 1799, at the time of the threatened Napoleonic invasion, Lochiel was appointed Colonel of a regiment of Fencibles to be raised in the North of Scotland, and to be called "The Lochaber Fencible Highlanders." Most of the men came from Lochaber; many of the officers and men being of his own clan.
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 Medieval Polearms,Medieval Polearms Manufacturers,Medieval Polearms Exporters
The additional reach the pole gives affords the wielder of the weapon the advantage of striking the enemy before he himself can be struck, or holding the enemy at a distance.
Pole axes are heavy weapons with axe-like heads that are designed for maximum striking power and include the bardiche, halberd and the voulge or Lochaber axe.
Many pole arms in the axe and cleaver families also had spear points to provide some secondary thrusting capability, but the primary use of these weapons was chopping at one's opponent rather than thrusting toward him.
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 Arms & Armor
This type of axe is first mentioned in 1501 and is referenced as an "old Scottish batale ax of Lochaber fasoun" (The Scottish National Dictionary, Grant W. editor, Edinburgh).
This hand axe is a Peterson Type C style axe with a pronounced beard and slightly curved cutting edge.
This special axe comes mounted on a raw hickory shaft ready for you to stain or finish, as you like.
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 40th Field Artillery Regiment
Symbolism: The shield is red for Artillery.  The arm in the striking position signifies the readiness of the organization.
Shield:   Gules, a dexter arm embowed in armour, the upper part in fess grasping a Lochaber axe fesswise Or.
Crest: On a wreath Or and Gules, in front of a mound Vert a fleur-de-lis Azure within a chain of five broken links forming an oval opened at the top of the first.
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 MyClan.com : Clan Cameron : Clan History   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Azure, a St Andrew’s Cross Argent in the hoist and of two tracts Gules and Or semée of oak leaves Vert, upon which is depicted a sheaf of five arrows points upwards Proper tied with a band Gules along with the word ‘Lochiel’ extended in the fly in letters Azurer
Donald Dubh married an heiress of the Macmartins of Letterfinlay, and by his prowess and leadership, united the confederation tribes which became known as the Clan Cameron.
A renowned clansman known as Taillear Dubh na Tuaighe (Black Tailor of the Axe), who was a fearless warrior, was a natural leader of the clan during the sixteenth chief’s minority.
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