Allen Antiques

early-mid 16th century

Halbard. German or Swiss. Long spike of stiff diamond section, axe blade with slightly curved cutting-edge and pierced with a central quatre-foil and a triangular set of holes above and below. Fluke pierced with a trefoil with elongated stalk. . With decorative cusps on the fluke and some on the blade. Head terminates as 2 long straps secured to the sides of an old haft. Head 35 1/4 in. long from the point to the base of the socket.




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