I tried it on the battlefield and it was light, precise and unforgiving.
Installed it on my bamboo shaft with the calimacil pommel and the rod under the head is long enough to really root itself in the bamboo shaft. Gotta drill on membrane to fit it to the max. All in all, good liking and works great.
I mated mine to a 6' bandshoppe pole, put about two feet of pipe foam near the Falcon, and wrapped it all in a thin strip of duct tape. My side of the workmanship is.. rudimentary, but the same can't be said of the Falcon. It's a great piece, offering the benefits of a spear as well as an axe, all while being incredibly affordable. I rarely take my halberd out to duel anymore, but only because it's so good that my friends won't fight me if I use it! Definitely a solid choice for any warrior, on the battlefield or in a duel.
The overall weapon is, durable, good looking and gets the job done.
I've had mine for 2 years now, changed the bamboo shaft multiple times but at the Bicolline Campaigns, we fight hard and really put our weapons to the test.
Theres is, 2 major issues. One that is not too bad, and one that makes it a hard sell.
First issue, the weight. On top of a 6.5ft pole, it's verrryyy heavy, and unless your bamboo shaft is thicker, which also adds to the weight, the shaft will break after 1 or 2 campaigns.
Second issue, the worst one. The spike. I've had to repair mine 3-4 times during battle, and 6-7 times at home in the last 2 years. As practical as it is, this part of the head is way too weak, and when the spike breaks, it exposes the tip of the fiberglass rod, which can become quite dangerous if you don't notice it yet in the midst of battle. It's quite a common issue, i've seen more than 6 or 7 of them at Bico only, and every single one of them have had the tip break at one point or another or have shown signs of weakness. For these reasons, I cannot see myself giving it more than 3 stars.
It's a good cheap axe head, don't get me wrong, but being the ONLY makers of pole-less heads aside from Mitryl, they should at least have 2-3 more designs of halberd / glaive heads to offer a good variety, because right now, it's seriously lacking.
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