Meyer Halberd Trainer (Without Shaft)


Kit for building your own Halberd Trainer and save on shipping – includes leather blades

2 in stock (can be backordered)

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No shaft included in this offer! For complete Package check out: Meyer Halberd Trainer (Incl. Shaft)


Joachim Meyers fencing treatise “Kunst des Fechtens” is well known in the HEMA community. Besides fencing with Longsword and Dussack a variety of Polearms is also represented in his fencing book. This Halberd trainer based on the plates from Meyers treatise will serve you well for your HEMA training. It’s tuned to capture weight and dynamic behavior of extant originals. To save on shipping this one is offered without the tapered shaft. You will recieve a PDF-drawing after purchase so you can make your own or have it made by your local carpenter. Like distal taper on training swords a tapered shaft will balance the head weight and make the Halberd more dirigable.

The stabilizers for the blade, hook and langets are machined from high strength aluminum also used in aircraft to ensure maximum durability. Sandwiched in between the stabilizers are leather blades, that provide a thick cutting edge and a bit of give (once they are worn in). This style of construction provides more stability and therefore enables you to manipulate your opponent without slipping – contrary to what widespread rubber heads so often do. Tip and butt end are protected by 35mm rubber blunts wich allows for determined and well defined manipulation of your opponent without misplacing the thrust.

Included Parts:

1x Leather blade (preassembled)
1x Leather hook (preassembled)
1x pair of langets
2x 35mm rubber blunts
32x sunken head screws
16x threaded sleeves
2x 4mm allen keys

Details on finished Halberd:

Overall length: 220cm
Edge thickness: 15mm
Point of balance: ~45cm below the head centerline

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