Object Title

Ahlspiess

Ahlspiess

Date

1450-1499

Object Number

VII.1490

Physical Description

Long spike of quadrangular section. It thickens at the base and continues down the modern wooden haft as a long socket with a narrow split up each side. A flat steel roundel, 6.75ins. in diameter, forms a handguard and is retained by projections where the spike joins the socket.

Dimensions

Dimensions: Overall length: 2795 mm (110 in), length of head: 1220 mm (48 in) Weight: 7 lb 14 oz

Inscriptions and Marks

Mark stamped three times on each face of the spike.

Associations

Bibliographic References

C. Blair, European and American Arms, c.1100-1850, London, 1962, pp.110-111, line illus. X (a).

Notes

Typed note in IBE reads: 'O Gamber (1978): 1490 ex Vienna same maker's mark Hans Maitburger at Piesting'.