Allen Antiques

late 16th

Pitted surface. Cleaned. Strong spike of square cross-section. Narrow rear spike also of square cross section. Blade decorated with incised crescents, curved marks and triangles between parallel lines from the base to the rear spike (rubbed). Marked with a trefoil formed of a tapered dash and 3 punch marks. All of the front edges sharpened (including both the inside and outside of the hook). Upper half of the rear edge also sharpened. Rectangular socket with short straps on the front and back sides. 28 1/2 inches long to the base of the socket. 5 inch straps.




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