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Old 10th February 2018, 08:42 PM   #7
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You begin to notice already in the 17thC that the halberds get thinner for more ceremonial duty. By 18thC they must be even more so. Thatís why the blade is thin -itís no longer designed to split heads with. In the Victorian age a lot of faux-halberds were produced as decorations for stately homes but these often show elaborate engravings and other decorations. The pictures posted in this thread shows these things were for military use: parades, guard duty, etc. Kronckew also posted a picture of a spontoon which looked perfect as a wild boar spear. I wouldnít be surprised if his halberd has been used in hunts after retiring from itís military career. That would explain why itís sharpened.
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