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Old 28th April 2012, 09:07 PM   #45
Swordfish
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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.

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