|1 ×||Hardwood billet||20 %|
|3 ×||Case-hardened bars||30 %|
|30||Primitive, blacksmith's or believer hammer||10 %|
|15||Forge and anvil||10 %|
|Minimum skill level||30|
|Skill influence||30 %|
The Bardiche ("long poleaxe") is a type of glaive polearm known in the 16th and 17th centuries in Eastern Europe. Ultimately a descendant of the medieval sparth (Danish axe), the bardiche proper appears after 1500. The blade varied greatly in shape, but was most often a long, cleaver type blade. The distinction was in how the blade was attached to the pole. The bardiche blade was attached to the pole either via two sockets (one at the top of the pole and one lower, at the base of the blade) or one socket at the top and one surface mount at the base, effectively mounting the heavy blade to the wooden shaft.