Iron head of slender proportions with thick armor piercing fore spike and long angled cutting edge. Form which evolved into the halberd. This example is made to overcome the full plate armor, then evolved, as well as present a formidable cutting or chopping blade for attack against plate armor, mail or leather. The sleek contour with long tapered integral socket, is made without a provision for a hook to unseat a mounted adversary, a feature which was universal within the next 50 years. Those later hooks were accommodated by reducing the socket to two bands or a band and short conical socket, between which the independent hook was mounted. The head polished with evidence of its forged construction. 87 1/2 length. The haft sound with graining, some superficial damages, a little paint spatter and old collection or arsenal number.

Stock Number: 96-476

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