There are many differents types of stilts out in the world. These can be resolved to two main types:
The first stilts are fixed to the legs and leave the hands free for the user. This type of stilt is ideal for sprints and long distance or acrobatics of which the landaise is the typical example.
The 2nd family groups the stilt picked up and standing on a skate.
You won't be surprised to know that the Namur stilt is best adapted for this thus allowing one to slip off the stirrup when falling.
The actual combat stilts are copies of the original stilts that can be seen in the Museum Groesbeeck de Croix (Namur). Certain minor changes have been made.