17th century for the personal guard of a noble or royal family. From the collection of Frank Thomas, Disney animator and member of the Firehouse Five Plus Two. Thomas clandestinely developed the iconic spaghetti kissing scene in Lady and the Tramp, against Disney’s orders. 92” length. Fine flamboyant head with moustache form axe blade balancing an elegant recurved back fluke. Central ridged spear with thickened “armor piercing” point capable of penetrating the brigandines of the period. Each side emblazoned with a coat of arms with central divider merging halves of the family arms of the husband and wife. The left with the double head eagle reserved for royalty and the right Jacob’s Ladder on striped ground. Conical socket and fine heavy bullion tassel. Stunning display and historic.