Members of the Higgins Armory Sword Guild demonstrate armored
poleaxe techniques for an upcoming episode of
Modern Marvels on
History Channel. The show is scheduled to air on May 7, 2008.
The techniques are taken from Le Jeu de la Hache, a 15th
century Burgundian treatise on knightly poleaxe combat. The poleaxe has elements of an axe,
a spear, and a war hammer.