Join Date: May 2017
As I mentionned in the other thread, I'm pretty sure it was a fonctionnal item, obviously pre-1850 (due to the structure of the steel), but likely much older, probably found in an excavation.
To me, it kind of looks like an "Úpieu", or "spear" in english, with its leaf blade, strong midrib, and lugs; not an halberd or a partisan in my opinion though. Epieux were mostly used to hunt but some saw use in combat (as described in Froissart' Chronicles for example). The faceted socket reminds me of some specimens from the XVth century, but it could of course be much later.