This trainer has been carefully fashioned to look as realistic as possible so it can be effectively used in solo practice, training drills, and demonstrations and any other activity where you want a reasonably close approximation of realism but not the extreme danger and risk associated with an actual polearm.
Product Name: Military Bill Trainer
Period: 15th – 16th c.
Source: Inspired by original pieces, this is the type of weapon that may have been used according to the teachings of Achille Marozzo in his Opera Nova (1536). Bills have been in use in war since ca. 1200, and it was a particular favourite with the English; used in conjunction with the longbow (See also George Silver and his Paradoxes of Defence (1599)).
Blade Cross Section: Billhook (this is a beast!)
Overall Length: 63 cm
Blade Width: 16.5 cm
Required Pole crossection: 35x28mm oval