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Scarce Bavarian Sabre Halberd, Early 17th C

Large imposing fighting halberd featuring broad 28" curved sabre blade with long single fuller at the back edge, swelling to a double-edged point. Integrally forged convex axe head coming to a point at the top, with large tapering rectangular ferrule with beveled edges; mounted on its original octagonal oak haft with four securing straps and old brass collection/inventory tag marked "A1631". These halberds were carried by Imperial troops during the Thirty Years War. Length of metal 64", overall 106 ". Provenance: Gallerie Fischer, Zurich, May 1935, Lot 30. A number of these halberds, formerly in the Bavarian Zeughaus (arsenal), are preserved in the Bavarian Army Museum, Ingolstadt. Very unique and impressive fighting halberd.

PH1279 $3995

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