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Matchlock 13th October 2010 05:50 PM

Fine images and fine setting as well - cool!

Ca. 1580, as I supposed.

Thanks for sharing this nice piece,
Michl

Matchlock 19th October 2010 11:52 AM

Three Fine Pike Heads, Early 16th C., in the Museum of Lucerne, Switzerland
 
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Photographed by the author in their reserve collection.

Best,
Michael

Matchlock 3rd November 2010 09:34 PM

A Variety of Halberds, Pikes and Maces, ca. 1500
 
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From a painting of the Derision of Christ, by Hieronymus Bosch, ca. 1500, in the Art Museum of Philadelphia.

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Matchlock 9th November 2010 03:46 PM

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Halberds, a mace and an ear dagger in a painting of the Passion of Christ, ca. 1460-70.

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Matchlock 9th November 2010 04:58 PM

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The Passion of Christ; by Hans Multscher, from his Wurzach-Altar, dated 1437 (Gallery Berlin).

A great variety of hafted weapons.

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Matchlock 9th November 2010 05:19 PM

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Detail from the so called Resurrection Altar, ca. 1430, from Arnstadt/Thuringia, now preserved in the Berlin Gallery.

Note the Mordaxt.

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Matchlock 10th November 2010 05:20 PM

Landsknechts Fleeing Death, ca. 1510
 
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A wonderful Late Gothic halberd! From flickr.com.

Matchlock 5th January 2012 01:07 AM

Halberds and Spears, ca. 1400-20
 
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From an Alamannic or Swiss manuscript of ca. 1420-30, illustrating very early forms of South German or Swiss pole arms.

Best,
Michael

Matchlock 12th February 2012 02:37 PM

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Some period artwork of 1532.

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Matchlock 23rd February 2012 10:51 AM

A Very Fine South German Halberd, ca. 1550
 
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The iron surfaces in optimum condition, and retaining its original ash wood haft, overall length (shortened) 2.17 m.

The head is most notable for its unusually lavish punched and engraved decoration.

Best,
Michael

Matchlock 10th March 2012 10:42 AM

Landsknecht Weapons, ca. 1440, in a Painting by Hans Hirtz
 
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Multiple shapes of the High Gothic period - enjoy.

Please note the characteristic Gothic trefoil piercings in some of the blades!

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Matchlock 24th March 2012 05:33 PM

An Early-16th C. Halberd in Period Artwork
 
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A close-up detail of a Landsknecht from the Herscheider Altar on Burg Altena.

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Matchlock 27th April 2012 04:07 PM

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Probably the finest Landsknecht period halberd in existence, Nuremberg (?), ca. 1530-40.
Musée de l'Armée Paris, inv.no. K. Po. 432.

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Matchlock 28th April 2012 02:41 PM

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A characteristic Swiss or Alamannic halberd, from a codex in the Stiftsarchiv St. Gallen, Cod. Fab. XVI, ca. 1440, fol. 41v.

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Swordfish 28th April 2012 10:07 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Matchlock
Probably the finest Landsknecht period halberd in existence, Nuremberg (?), ca. 1530-40.
Musée de l'Armée Paris, inv.no. K. Po. 432.

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That this halberd is in a Museum, and dated 1540, not necessarily means that it is dated corect. There are too many cut outs in the blade, the outer contour is overdecorated, the spike is unusually flat and not of square section. I believe it is a 19th century phantasy halberd.

Best

Matchlock 8th December 2013 08:41 PM

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A Styrian halberd, ca. 1580, the haft probably replaced and not really worth collecting.

There are hundreds of samples of this type preserved in the Graz Landeszeughaus (armory).


Best,
Michael

fernando 9th December 2013 12:27 PM

No marks, Michl ?
... on the other side, maybe ? :o

Matchlock 9th December 2013 01:36 PM

That's exatcly what I was wondering about first too, 'Nando,


But as this halberd is from an experienced dealer's site (Faganarms), I think we can rely upon his metinoning any other case. And look at that price! I mean, prices are discussionable to a certain extent, but those ...?

I realize that in your collection there is preseserved a very similar North Italian/South Styrian halberd struck with a makers mark, as one can expect for such a late piece, and the original haft retaining most of its original purple velvet covering. ;) :D :cool: :rolleyes: :eek:

You posted it earlier here in this thread.



Thank you so much, and best,
Your friend always,
Michl

fernando 9th December 2013 02:50 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Matchlock
That's exatcly what I was wondering about first too, 'Nando,


But as this halberd is from an experienced dealer's site (Faganarms), I think we can rely upon his metinoning any other case. And look at that price! I mean, prices are discussionable to a certain extent, but those ...?
I realize that in your collection there is preserved a very similar North Italian/South Styrian halberd struck with a makers mark, as one can expect for such a late piece, and the original haft retaining most of its original purple velvet covering. ;) :D :cool: :rolleyes: :eek:
You posted it earlier herre in this thread.
Thank you so much, and best,
Your friend always,
Michl

Yes indeed Michl ... for what counts on my example, still in my humble collection.
Concerning dealers sites, you know better than me that, fo the sake of selling their items, they often touch the borders of fantasy, so to speak ;)

Matchlock 9th December 2013 04:04 PM

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The Bodyguard (Trabantenleibgarde, Chursächsische Guardie) of the Elector of Saxony parading with their etched halberds in Dresden in 1614.

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Matchlock 29th August 2014 09:57 AM


In some very rare cases, ash was even used for stocking wall guns in the early 16th century - instead of oak.

For a fine piece preserved in
The Michael Trömner Collection

please see my threads:

http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showt...varian+kronburg

http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showt...varian+kronburg



Best,
Michael Trömner

Matchlock 29th August 2014 10:09 AM

For more information, and for important and finely preserved arms in
The Michael Trömner Collection

please cf. my threads:
http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showt...ght=pikes+swiss

http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showt...highlight=pikes

http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showthread.php?t=18083


Best,
Michael Trömner


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