See Arms & Armour of the Crusading Period, 1050-1350, Nicolle, figure 221 for a similar example. 1 7/8" height, 3 1/4" width, forged iron. Barrel form covered with large pyramidal lugs. Specifically identified with the Crusades and capable of delivering a fatal blow to the lightly protected Saracens. Originally mounted on a hardwood haft. A rare and exceptional example.
Stock Number: A2719

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