The Wallace Collection

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Boar-spear
  • Boar-spear
  • Unknown Artist / Maker
  • Germany
  • c. 1600
  • Iron or steel, velvet and leather
  • Length: 34.9 cm, blade, including socket
    Width: 13 cm, at greatest
    Weight: 2.67 kg
  • A935
  • European Armoury I
Commentary
Further Reading
  • Boar spear, with a large, leaf-shaped head with strong central rib; hexagonal socket, the whole made in one piece. Hinged to the socket is a moulded cross-bar, as on A936; two side-straps (of later date). The staff is plaited with leather thongs secured by round-headed nails, and partly bound with red velvet.

    German, about 1600.

    The cross-bars of these two weapons (A935-A936) were probably added when the present identical shafts were fitted.