The partisan is a medieval polearm. It consists of a staff of about 8 feet in length with a long double edged spear blade with two diagonal flukes at the base. The flukes are designed to catch and break an opponent's weapon.
Partisans have large heads, and often feature engraving and various other ornamentations. This weapon is used most often in a formation of troops. As its length makes it unwieldy in open combats.