Original Austrian 16th Century Halberd Pole Axe
Original Item: One of a Kind. This impressive example was most likely originally a CASTLE DISPLAY, which was then sold into private hands. It is full length being 94” in overall length. The well-forged head measures 40 ½” overall, including the support straps, and has a crescent shaped axe head and pronounced spike on the opposite side, measuring 9” in width.
Head shows exfoliation and old European style cleaning. The handle is worn, and it does have some nicks and dents in it. The style of the halberd leads us to believe that it is probably Austrian, but without more definitive information, we can only say it is European.
Very impressive, ready to hang on the wall!
A halberd (also called halbard, halbert or Swiss voulge) is a two-handed pole weapon that came to prominent use during the 14th and 15th centuries. The word halberd is most likely equivalent to the German word Hellebarde, deriving from Middle High German halm (handle) and barte (battleaxe) joint to helmbarte. Troops that used the weapon are called halberdiers.
The halberd consists of an axe blade topped with a spike mounted on a long shaft. It always has a hook or thorn on the back side of the axe blade for grappling mounted combatants. It is very similar to certain forms of the voulge in design and usage. The halberd was usually 1.5 to 1.8 metres (5 to 6 feet) long.
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