A sovnya (Russian: совня) is a traditional polearm used in Russia. Similar to the glaive, the sovnya had a curved, single-edged blade mounted on the end of a long pole. This was a popular weapon with late-medieval Muscovite cavalry and retained use until the mid-17th century.

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  • Viskovatov, Aleksandr (2008) [1841]. "II. Вооружение временных войск" [II. Armament of Militias]. Историческое описание одежды и вооружения российских войск [Historical Description of Clothing and Weapons of Russian Forces] (in Russian). 1. Moscow: Kuchkovo Pole.
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