It was used with great success as infantry weapon from the late Middle Ages to the seventeenth century. The use of this weapon in infantry battles, which resulted in victories facing troops with heavy cavalry, amended the composition of armies and returned to give a vital importance to the infantry.
Fuand deserved its fame as many troops or elite corps of the nobility wore in "ostentatious" versions, with some military units that are used these days in public events and military parades and ceremonial weapon. Today, the Vatican Swiss Guard uses this weapon not only ceremonially, they are also trained to use it as a weapon.
The soldier who was armed with a halberd called Beefeater. This is also called the soldier honor guard carried the kings of Spain. It is an elite corps of the Spanish Royal Guard, who are direct custodians of real people, which they guard and protect the foot.