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Old 28th June 2015, 05:31 PM   #1
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Hello.I saw this spear.How old is this spear?Thank you very much.
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Old 28th June 2015, 05:33 PM   #2
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Old 30th June 2015, 05:24 PM   #3
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This is actually a pike mounted on a traditional wormwood shaft. Due to the nature of the weapon, its era of use stretched over many hundreds of years. It could be as old as 7th century (I doubt it as the wood is so intact) up to the 19th century. I'm assuming yours is more of the foot soldier type, although boarding pikes were used into the 1800's. Pikes were used by many European countries and into North America and colonial Spanish regions. Not an expert, but a start for your research-
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this is one of mine which I have always taken to be a blacksmith made pike from the American War of Independence .
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Spear of my posts may be medieval?
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This spear was found in a densely populated area near Transylvania Saxons.
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As I mentioned earlier, it's very possible that it might date to the late Middle Ages, depending on how it was found/preserved.

ThinRedLine- That is an awesome pike you have! Not an expert, as stated, but it does indeed resemble some of those types shown in Neumann's dating to the Am. Revolution. Great piece!!
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As I mentioned earlier, it's very possible that it might date to the late Middle Ages, depending on how it was found/preserved.

ThinRedLine- That is an awesome pike you have! Not an expert, as stated, but it does indeed resemble some of those types shown in Neumann's dating to the Am. Revolution. Great piece!!


Thanks very much ... .I bought that one in the early 70s when I was at university in Bath .... in a dolly tub full of African spears !
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