Europe and Russia. The end of the XVI – beginning of the XVIII centuries
Length: about 45 cm
Width: 18 cm
Sleeve length: 12 cm
Sleeve diameter: 3.5 cm
Spring tempered steel. Hardening.
Protazan (from German Partisane) is a polearm weapon, a kind of mix of spear and halberd.
It has a long, wide and flat metal head, mounted on a long (2.5 m or more) shaft. According to some scientists, the name comes from the French “Pertuis” – a hole, which should remind of wide deep wounds after being hit with a protazan, pertuisane, which means a spear with a flat tip. Other versions of the origin of the word are from German “partisane” and Polish “Partigiana”, which means supporter in translation.
A characteristic feature of the protazan tip is the presence of lugs of different lengths and configurations in the plane of the blade. The most ancient protazans had small side “ears”, and subsequently this type of weapon was often mixed with a halberd, inventing many variations.
100% Battle ready. There are no weaknesses in the design. The difference from edged weapons – the lack of sharpening the blade. Blade blunted (edge thickness of 2 mm).