The Wallace Collection

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Halberd
  • Halberd
  • Unknown Artist / Maker
  • Germany
  • c. 1500
  • Iron or steel, wood
  • Length: 41.2 cm
    Width: 24 cm, at greatest
    Weight: 2.01 kg
  • Maker's mark Stamped
  • A952
  • European Armoury I
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  • Halberd, the head with a strong top-spike ending in a strong point of diamond section; axe-blade with oblique cutting-edge; small fluke stamped with the maker's mark; the head is split to form an angular socket and extended as two side-straps, the whole made in one piece.

    German, about 1500.

    This halberd is typical of the kind carried by German and Swiss infantry at the end of the 15th and first half of the 16th centuries.