The period of chivalry and the evolving romantic image of the knight, which started in the 12th century. Forged iron, 7 3/8” length with slender diamond section point on dramatically flaring faceted socket to accommodate the heavy wood haft. The socked base skillfully forged with double raised bands and hole for a securing pin. Small damages to the socket edge. The size and form of the head is indicative of a lightly protected adversary as both European and Ottoman were. Dating to the later Crusades Period.