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Old 13th October 2010, 05:50 PM   #31
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Fine images and fine setting as well - cool!

Ca. 1580, as I supposed.

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Old 19th October 2010, 11:52 AM   #32
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Default Three Fine Pike Heads, Early 16th C., in the Museum of Lucerne, Switzerland

Photographed by the author in their reserve collection.

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Old 3rd November 2010, 09:34 PM   #33
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Default A Variety of Halberds, Pikes and Maces, ca. 1500

From a painting of the Derision of Christ, by Hieronymus Bosch, ca. 1500, in the Art Museum of Philadelphia.

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Old 9th November 2010, 03:46 PM   #34
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Halberds, a mace and an ear dagger in a painting of the Passion of Christ, ca. 1460-70.

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Old 9th November 2010, 04:58 PM   #35
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The Passion of Christ; by Hans Multscher, from his Wurzach-Altar, dated 1437 (Gallery Berlin).

A great variety of hafted weapons.

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Old 9th November 2010, 05:19 PM   #36
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Detail from the so called Resurrection Altar, ca. 1430, from Arnstadt/Thuringia, now preserved in the Berlin Gallery.

Note the Mordaxt.

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Old 10th November 2010, 05:20 PM   #37
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Default Landsknechts Fleeing Death, ca. 1510

A wonderful Late Gothic halberd! From flickr.com.
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Old 5th January 2012, 01:07 AM   #38
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Default Halberds and Spears, ca. 1400-20

From an Alamannic or Swiss manuscript of ca. 1420-30, illustrating very early forms of South German or Swiss pole arms.

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Some period artwork of 1532.

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Default A Very Fine South German Halberd, ca. 1550

The iron surfaces in optimum condition, and retaining its original ash wood haft, overall length (shortened) 2.17 m.

The head is most notable for its unusually lavish punched and engraved decoration.

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Old 10th March 2012, 10:42 AM   #41
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Default Landsknecht Weapons, ca. 1440, in a Painting by Hans Hirtz

Multiple shapes of the High Gothic period - enjoy.

Please note the characteristic Gothic trefoil piercings in some of the blades!

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Default An Early-16th C. Halberd in Period Artwork

A close-up detail of a Landsknecht from the Herscheider Altar on Burg Altena.

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Probably the finest Landsknecht period halberd in existence, Nuremberg (?), ca. 1530-40.
Musée de l'Armée Paris, inv.no. K. Po. 432.

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A characteristic Swiss or Alamannic halberd, from a codex in the Stiftsarchiv St. Gallen, Cod. Fab. XVI, ca. 1440, fol. 41v.

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Old 28th April 2012, 10:07 PM   #45
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Probably the finest Landsknecht period halberd in existence, Nuremberg (?), ca. 1530-40.
Musée de l'Armée Paris, inv.no. K. Po. 432.

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That this halberd is in a Museum, and dated 1540, not necessarily means that it is dated corect. There are too many cut outs in the blade, the outer contour is overdecorated, the spike is unusually flat and not of square section. I believe it is a 19th century phantasy halberd.

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A Styrian halberd, ca. 1580, the haft probably replaced and not really worth collecting.

There are hundreds of samples of this type preserved in the Graz Landeszeughaus (armory).


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No marks, Michl ?
... on the other side, maybe ?
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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 preseserved 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 here in this thread.



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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,
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Yes indeed Michl ... for what counts on my example, still in my humble collection.
Concerning dealers sites, you know better than me that, fo the sake of selling their items, they often touch the borders of fantasy, so to speak
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The Bodyguard (Trabantenleibgarde, Chursächsische Guardie) of the Elector of Saxony parading with their etched halberds in Dresden in 1614.

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In some very rare cases, ash was even used for stocking wall guns in the early 16th century - instead of oak.

For a fine piece preserved in
The Michael Trömner Collection

please see my threads:

http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showt...varian+kronburg

http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showt...varian+kronburg



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Old 29th August 2014, 10:09 AM   #52
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For more information, and for important and finely preserved arms in
The Michael Trömner Collection

please cf. my threads:
http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showt...ght=pikes+swiss

http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showt...highlight=pikes

http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showthread.php?t=18083


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