Object Title

Halberd

Halberd

Date

1490-1510

Object Number

VII.963

Provenance

Not recorded in IBE. Presumably Tower Arsenal.

Physical Description

Stiff top spike of square section, flattened at its base to the thickness of the axe-blade. The last has a straight cutting edge and is cusped on its upper and lower edges. At the rear of the tapering socket is a down-pointing flike set on a broad base. Two flamboyant langets extend down the old, but not original, haft.

Dimensions

Dimensions: Length of head: 451 mm (17.75 in), length of langets: 286 mm (11.25 in)

Associations

Places Germany