(Friends, I have moved a lot of material from other threads where it was rather off topic, into this dedicated thread.) WHY the hell do I want a halberd? Well I will be going into that later . . . First of all, I am going to move my halberd posts to this thread, from the machetes and hatchets thread and elsewhere. For some reason I decided to get serious about this and now I'm on a roll. Those of you who don't know what the halberd is, just keep reading. This is going to be semi-historic, because I am not going to try and recreate any particular known halberd; but I am going to create a faux weapon that never really existed, but but might have given the practices of the time. I am not, however, going to use those historic processes to manufacture my piece. I have the modern advantages of acetylene, and I have electric motors that can run a drop hammer. Don't expect me to wind up with arms that look like Popeye guys. But I do this s*** partly because I do need exercise & I can't imagine myself spinning some wheel down at a gym. Okay it's time to take stock of what I've already posted in drag it in here.