Forged iron head of slender proportions tapered to long angled point. The heel of backswept form for engaging and dismounting a horseman. Form which evolved into the halberd. This example is made to overcome mail and plate armor, well as present a formidable cutting or chopping blade for attack against, mail or leather armor. The sleek contour with long tapered integral socket, is made without a provision for a hook to unseat a mounted adversary. The head polished with considerable evidence of its forged construction. 95 ½” length. The haft sound with graining, some superficial damages, and old collection or arsenal identification tag. Aside from a few arsenal caches, this group is largely known by excavated examples. This example is very exceptional among private hands.