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Halberd
  • Halberd
  • Unknown Artist / Maker
  • Germany
  • early 16th century
  • Iron or steel and copper alloy
  • Length: 44.6 cm, blade and socket
    Weight: 1.22 kg
  • Maker's mark Stamped
  • A928
  • European Armoury I
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  • Halberd, the head forged in one piece and comprising an axe blade with curved cutting-edge, the inner edges scalloped; balanced by a slightly drooping fluke deeply stamped with the maker's mark; top spike of strong diamond section; split socket with two side-straps; fixed to the staff by two projecting pyramidal-headed bolts; octagonal ferrule at base of staff, which is studded with small brass-headed nails.

    German, early 16th century.

    Laking, European Armour III, fig. 926 (f).