Object Title

Pollaxe

Pollaxe

Date

1500-1699

Object Number

VII.1583

Physical Description

Four pronged hammer head with stiff, short back spike, top spike and two lateral spikes. set on octagonal steel haft and with a hilt of a two-hand sword type. Straight octagonal sectioned quillons, a long metal grip (19th century) and a small ball pommel.there was formerly a belt hook on the haft, but only the rivet remains.

Dimensions

Dimensions: Length of haft and head: 671 mm (26.4 in), length overall: 1181 mm (46.5 in) Weight: 7 lb 4 oz

Associations

Places Britain

Notes

Transferred from Class XX1.52. CB suggests poss. Henrician. Similar one in the British Museum (reg. no. COMPL.)