Ox tongue spear

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The ox tongue spear (langue de boeuf or langdebeve) was a type of broad-headed double-edged spear that was used in Europe during the 15th and 16th centuries.[1][2] Some designs had protrusions from the middle or base of the blades, making the head similar in profile to a partisan. Primarily, it was large and heavy, used by infantry in skirmishing.


  1. ^ "Langdebeve (Ox Tongue) Spear". Saint Louis Art Museum. Retrieved 2020-08-26.
  2. ^ Dean, Bashford (1916). "The Evolution of the Pole-Arm". The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin. 11 (7): 152–154. doi:10.2307/3253695. ISSN 0026-1521. JSTOR 3253695.