Object Title

Halberd (sha dao)

Halberd (sha dao)

Date

1800-1899

Object Number

XXVIL.30

Provenance

Presented by J R Gaunt and Son Ltd, 1956.

Physical Description

The blade is curved and single edged, flaring slightly to an almost square concave end. The blade necks at the base and merges into a long tapering socket. The haft is of plain, dark wood.

Dimensions

Dimensions: length: overall 2430 mm (95.75 in), Head length: 840 mm (33 in), Weight: The weight of the spear is 3 kg.

Inscriptions and Marks

None.

Associations

Places China

Bibliographic References

A. Janata, 'Zur Typologie chinesischer Stangenwaffen', Archiv fur Volkerkunde, 20, 1966, p. 23, fig. 12d.