Classic form for the period (Neumann 58.PA and 59.PA which he designates as halberds), this example of more functional proportions indicating its intent as a weapon rather than symbolic as well as suggesting American manufacture. That test is the standard by which attribution of American manufacture is made by most experts including Neumann. 73” total length on original octagonal haft patterned with bands and clusters of tacks which served both as decoration and for alignment guides in battle. That feature is specific to American example.  Fine age character with distinct hand wear about 18” below the Head. Forged iron head with medial ridge and opposing base lugs, completely unmarked as expected for American examples. Wonderful uniform colonial American character throughout and surely served in the French and Indian War as well as the Revolution.

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