Forged iron in three pieces with 13 3/4” cleaver form blade, well forged and made with integral broad flat T shaped base which clearly indicates that it is not a large knife remounted, as the T back prevents it from slicing. Separate cheek straps riveted to the blade and securing a small portion of the original haft. Original dealer’s identification tag CONFEDERATE PIKE HEAD FOUND BY FARMER IN VIRGINIA. Sound excavated condition. Formed as and functioning as the Gothic glaive, with a large thrusting and slashing blade. The blunted (T form) heel of the blade serving to engage a horseman’s reins or uniform.