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Old 18th July 2014, 06:13 PM   #2
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Hi Li,

The iron head seems to be an early 16th century Italian
(German: Friauler Spieß).

On the basis of just viewing some images, I doubt though whether it is an original, genuine and authentic piece. The iron straps look quite strange, and the wooden haft is a modern and inapt replacement.

In The Michael Trömner Collection, there is a good and all original specimen preserved in virtually 'untouched' condition and heavily patinated all over, retaining its original oaken haft showing considerable traces of worming.

See attachments copyrighted by Michael Trömner.


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