Forged iron 14" length. Made in three pieces with the leaf shaped blade on a thick base lug surrounded by the forged socket and secured with a faceted nut which is driven at red/white heat and contracts on cooling to form a solid joint. That technique indicative of difficulty with true forged welds, likely due to the lack of effective fluxes. The faceted nut later became a decorative feature incorporated into 18th and 19th century pole arms. Stable brown rust with raised rust/pitting to the point.