Object Title

Pollaxe

Pollaxe

Date

1671-1699

Object Number

VII.889

Provenance

Not recorded in IBE

Physical Description

A threaded tang from the flat leaf-shaped top-blade passes through the hammer head screws into the tapering socket; two langets extend down the haft. The hammer section 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. The shoe and part of the lower end of the haft have been broken off.

Dimensions

Dimensions: Length of head: 394 mm (15.5 in), length of langets: 260 mm (10.25 in)

Inscriptions and Marks

On either face of the spear-head a worn mark: G.B or G.R.

Associations

Places Europe

Notes

Similar marks on VII.890-VII.893.