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Type which is abundantly depicted in paintings of the period, Carried by foot soldiers, and used in the melee. 40” length with the spirally fluted wood haft. The butt pierced for a wrist thong to avoid loss in battle. Fine head with crescent form bit and flared hammer face opposite. This form specifically accords with the evolution of full plate armor which it is designed to breach. The head of elegant form with stepped hammer face and dimpled terminals to the crescent form bit. Hand engraved in large foliate motifs. Excellent genuine age patina. Evidently, one of a kind and probably made to display in one of the Baronial armories which became stylish after the Eglinton Tournament of 1839.
Stock Number: A5736

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