Object Title

Pollaxe

Pollaxe

Date

1671-1699

Object Number

VII.890

Provenance

Not recorded in IBE

Physical Description

A threaded tang from the flat,leaf-shaped top-blade passes throughthe hammer head and screws into the tapering socket. Two langets extend down the haft. The lower part of the haft is broken off. The hammer consists of a square section head with a down curved fluke at the rear. Two short straight spikes screw into the hollow centre section, one on either side.

Dimensions

Dimensions: Length of head: 406 mm (16 in), length of langets: 425 mm (16.75 in)

Inscriptions and Marks

Indecipherable mark on each face of blade.

Associations

Places Europe

Notes

Note by AVBN - mark very rubbed, but similar to those on VII.892 and VII.893.