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English(?) Halberd, 18th C


Thin crescent-shaped axe blade and large beak (forging flaw on one side), pierced with geometric and heart designs; passing trough the pierced conical ferrule and riveted in place (slightly loose). Broad leaf-shaped 8"thrusting blade with shallow medial ridge and wide side lugs at the base. Long integral side straps; mounted on original round-section shaft, painted black and retaining its turned iron base shoe. English style of the 18th C, though lighter than normally found. Similar examples pictured in Neumannís "Swords & Blades of the American Revolution" and a style often copied by American blacksmiths in Colonial times. Length of metal 28 Ĺ", overall 87".

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