Late period Roman Roman Legionary known as the Limitanei which were essentially militias that guarded the Empire's borders and held them during an attack as long as they could until the Comitanensis came and relieved them.
12th century Hugo underarm | par ChrisLaning Hugo underarm Alb of St. Hugo, La Valsainte bei Charmey. Pictures from Brigitta Schmedding's _Mittelalterliche Textilien in Kirchen und Klöstern der Schweiz_ (1978, Abegg-Stiftung Bern) and _Textile Conservation and Research_ (Mechtild Flury-Lemberg, 1988, Abegg-Stiftung Bern)
The Viking Daneaxe ~ one of the most feared viking weapons, the Daneaxe had an average shaft length of 5 feet and a lightweight razorsharp blade. Hacking your opponents could be done without them getting near. A notorious historical tale tells about a s