Object Title

Pollaxe

Pollaxe

Date

1500-1599

Object Number

VII.883

Provenance

Not recorded in IBE

Physical Description

Head of steel consisting of hammer head divided into three inward curving claws, engraved with a chevron pattern of double lines and balanced with a stiff pick of diamond section. The head secured by a steel strap passing over it and down either side of the modern haft. A top blade is made in one piece with the strap.

Dimensions

Dimensions: Length of head: 190 mm (7.5 in), length of langets: 356 mm (14 in)

Associations

Places Europe