The Wallace Collection

The Wallace Collection, A Family Collection, A National Museum, An International Treasure House
  • Poll-axe
  • Unknown Artist / Maker
  • West Europe, possibly France or England
  • c. 1475
  • Iron and steel, wood and copper alloy, hatched
  • Length: 19 cm, blade
    Length: 16.2 cm, blade to hammer
    Length: 19.3 cm, spike
    Length: 45 cm, straps
    Length: 48.5 cm, straps
    Weight: 2.495 kg
    Length: 188.5 cm, total length
  • Inscription: 'de bon' inlaid in copper alloy
  • A926
  • European Armoury I
Images & Media
Further Reading
  • G. Wittemann, Geisenheim; E. Juste, 1868; comte de Nieuwerkerke; Sir Richard Wallace, August 1871.