Cudgels made of wood have been the most ancient beating-striking weapons.
Military mace is a more sophisticated descendant of the club, typically made of rock or brass.
Various types of maces in the Middle Ages were: flanged maces and flails.
Combat cutting-thrusting weapons with a long shaft are called pole weapons or polearms.
The most ancient weapons are the spear, lances used mostly in the Middle Ages in cavalry attacks.
Various pole arms became very popular for footmen in the Middle Ages against cavalry.
My pole arms are made out of 51 CRV4 tempered steel.