From Schindler's Antique Shop, King Street Charleston, early 1970s. Blacksmith made, forge iron 22 5/8" length. Central spear point with butted seam conical socket. Long transverse hook to one side. The pike was favored by the Confederacy as it enabled a foot soldier to unhorse a cavalry man. Plantations and many farms had small forges for repairing equipment. Horseshoeing and quality work was left to the professional blacksmiths. This pike evidently was made by a skilled farmer under the pressure of war.
Stock Number: FNS2119

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