See Nicolle 97q. Period of the evolution of full plate armor, though most wore mail or leather only. This example of 3” length is meticulously forged with three thin veins on tapered tang. Excellent preservation with crisp detail and minimal arrested oxidation. This configuration required considerably more effort to produce compared to a diamond or triangular section. The result was an armor (mail) piercing head capable of accurate long distance flight. Such archery was of great importance in the Hundred Years' War, especially at Agincourt, where the French were mired in mud and at the mercy of Welsh bowmen.

Stock Number: FNS2261a

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