This example represents the partisan in mid-century when its form was evolving into what, later, became the spontoon. At 92” length, it was effective against cavalry. Its butt could be “dug in” or braced with the booted foot and the point angled to impale a charging horseman. The head is of thick proportions to survive impacts with the heavy bulletproof armor of the period while waiting for an opening to land a lethal thrust. The long cheek straps protected it from being cut by a sword blow.