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Not the oversized sledgehammer that much fantasy fiction likes to depict (that would usually be a maul1) but something a lot more like a modern claw hammer.

The historical warhammer was primarily an anti-armour weapon, using its bludgeoning head for impact damage or the spike on the reversed side for piercing attacks. Sometimes called a bec de corbin2 this was a moderately popular weapon once plate armour began to dominate over chainmail in the mid to late middle ages.


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