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 quatrefoiland. fluke also pierced with a quatrefoil. With decorative cusps on the fluke and some on the blade. Head terminates as 2 long straps secured to the sides of an original haft. Stamped with an anchor on the fluke. Head 34 1/2 in. long from the point to the base of the socket.
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