Bâton à feu
|Bâton à feu.|
Bâton à feu (1380). Musée de l'Armée.
|Place of origin||Western Europe|
|Used by||Western European countries|
|Wars||Hundred Years War|
|Barrel length||18 cm|
|Effective firing range||?|
The Bâton à feu, or Baston à feu (French for "Fire stick"), is a type of hand cannon developed in the 14th century in Western Europe. This weapon type corresponds to the portable artillery of the second half of 14th century.
In order to facilitate handling, the metal piece was placed at the end of a wooden pole. The powder was ignited through a small hole at the top, with a red-hot steel stick.
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