Cold Steel's English Bill represents the highest quality battlefield evolution of this formidable tool.
It features a fully sharpened battle-ready blade, spike and hook, supported by an extra deep steel socket and stout Boar Spear shaft.
- Material: 1055 high carbon steel head, American ash wood shaft.
- Overall length: approx. 227.3 cm.
- Shaft length: approx. 165.1 cm.
- Head length: approx. 62.2 cm.
- Head width: approx. 22.9 cm.
- Total weight: approx. 2300 g.
- Head weight: approx. 938 g.
Shipping time: 7 to 14 Days.
The medieval man-at-arms was a stalwart and dependable fighter who exhibited great martial prowess with a range of weapons.
He was the veteran of many conflicts and was often first into the fray.
To honor these rugged, salt-of-the-earth warriors, Cold Steel has created a range of true journeyman's weapons called the Man at Arms (MAA) Collection.
These battle-ready weapons may lack the gleaming blades and polished silver steelwork of Cold Steel's high-end weapons, but they are quite similar in quality and performance.
The fully sharpened and blued blades have a distinctive gun metal finish that complements the handles.
And when well-oiled, they are gleamingly beautiful in their own right.
The Man at Arms collection features a selection of some of Cold Steel's finest blades, but at a markedly reduced price.
If you always wanted a Cold Steel piece but couldn't afford one, this collection is made for you.
Like a surprising amount of historical battlefield weapons, the English Bill or "Bill Hook" owes its origins to agricultural use.
This ancient forestry tool was used by peasants to hook creeping vines and hard-to-reach branches, clear foliage and - when necessary - even lop heavy limbs from trees.
It didn't take much imagination to see the fighting applications of this heavy-duty tool.
As it saw more and more use in combat, the bill began to evolve into a dedicated fighter.
Its next incarnation, with its sharpened edges and hooking blades, was fast, agile and ferocious.
A good bill in the right hands could hook, entangle, thrust, stab, slice and chop with equal ease and oppose even heavily armed and mounted opponents.
An armed force wielding row after row of these weapons was fearsome to behold!