The Wallace Collection

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Boar-spear
  • Boar-spear
  • Unknown Artist / Maker
  • Germany
  • c. 1600
  • Iron or steel, leather and velvet
  • Length: 26.1 cm, blade including socket
    Width: 6.6 cm, at greatest
    Weight: 1.9 kg
  • A936
  • European Armoury I
Commentary
Further Reading
  • Boar spear, with a plain, leaf-shaped head with strong central rib; hexagonal socket, the whole made in one piece. Hinged to the socket is a cross-bar with turned mouldings; two side-straps (of later date). The staff is plaited with leather thongs (modern) secured by round-headed nails, and partly bound with red velvet.

    German, about 1600.

    The cross-bars of A935 and A936 were probably added when the present identical shafts were fitted.