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JR-020 -- Highlander Charging with Lochaber Axe

JR-020 -- Highlander Charging with Lochaber Axe
JR-020 -- Highlander Charging with Lochaber Axe
JR-020 -- Highlander Charging with Lochaber Axe
JR-020 -- Highlander Charging with Lochaber Axe
JR-020 -- Highlander Charging with Lochaber Axe
JR-020 -- Highlander Charging with Lochaber Axe
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SKU: JR-020
Released November 2010!
Status: In Stock
Price: $35.00
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Before the populist uprising known as the Jacobite Rising of 1745. Lochaber axes were relegated to the Scottish constabulary, and were somewhat viewed as the police baton of the day.

Many of the Prince's army equipped themselves with Lochaber axes, until such a time they could discard the axes for captured muskets and bayonets or arms supplied by the French.

In hand-to-hand combat, the axe, in common with other polearms such as the halberd, has a spike on the end, to be used on close combat in a thrusting motion. The axe on the side, coupled with the long pole, delivered a powerful blow to infantry or dismounted cavalry. Finally, the hook on the back allowed infantry to hook the cavalry off their horses. To accomplish this, as the cavalry charged, the highlanders would suddenly change formation from a large body, into smaller bodies of men with clear channels between them. The horses would naturally go into these channels, and the foot soldiers would hook the cavalry off their horses, then use their axes on them with devastating effect. The hook supposedly could also be used for scaling walls.

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