Like a surprising amount of historical battlefield weapons, the English Bill or "Bill Hook" owes its origins to agricultural use. This ancient forestry tool was used by peasants to hook creeping vines and hard-to-reach branches, clear foliage and - when necessary - even lop heavy limbs from trees. It didn't take much imagination to see the fighting applications of this heavy duty tool. The Cold Steel English Bill represents the highest quality battlefield evolution of this formidable tool. With a fully sharpened battle-ready blade spike and hook, supported by an extra deep steel socket and a stout Boar Spear shaft.