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.
You posted it earlier herre in this thread.
Thank you so much, and best,
Your friend always,