China, western Asia, 11th-12th century. Forged iron, 5 1/4” total length, and about 1 3/4” width with slightly curved cutting edges terminating in barbs and cusped base. Arrows of this size were effective flesh cutters and could bring a horse down whereas a smaller point produced a wound with which the animal could suffer for some distance before falling. See Arms and Armour of the Crusading Era #769 for related examples.

Stock Number: A4476

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