Thirty Years War period, C.1625. German town arsenal stock. Probably spared the weapons destruction of WWII owing to its curious construction. Completely original with tapered wood haft. Well forged thick leaf shaped point meant to breach armor. Integrally forged support with mushroomed base which seats on the haft terminal, secured by an iron ferrule. Below the ferrule is a large iron wedge, like a rifle barrel wedge which engages the tang securing the head. As this does not lend to portability, that feature must have been intended to allow for interchangeable heads, probably for varying field conditions. A likely alternative mount would have been the military fork needed in quantity when attacking a village, whereas the pike would have been used for defense in the street. 100 1/4" overall. Untouched and unique in our experience.

Stock Number: FNS670

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