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Forum: European Armoury 16th June 2021, 02:50 PM
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Posted By Norman McCormick
Hi Mark, I can verify that these two...

Hi Mark,
I can verify that these two spontoons have sharp and useable points particularly the one made solely as a spontoon. As you can see the socket on that one is pretty substantial as...
Forum: European Armoury 12th June 2021, 02:24 PM
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Posted By Norman McCormick
Hi Mark, I have not come across any...

Hi Mark,
I have not come across any references to camp guards using spontoons/pikes but I see no reason so suppose that they weren't used it that situation. As far as naval connections...
Forum: European Armoury 11th June 2021, 12:18 PM
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Posted By Norman McCormick
Hi, An account of a spontoon being used in...

Hi,
An account of a spontoon being used in action albeit a later type with the crossbar. https://collections.royalarmouries.org/battle-of-waterloo/arms-and-armour/type/rac-narrative-591.html
...
Forum: European Armoury 11th June 2021, 12:11 PM
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Posted By Norman McCormick
Hi, Some illustrations regarding defence...

Hi,
Some illustrations regarding defence against a half pike, halberd, spontoon etc.,
The sword used appears to be a small sword of some description.
Regards,
Norman.
Forum: European Armoury 10th June 2021, 07:58 PM
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Posted By Norman McCormick
18thC Spontoons

Hi,
A couple of 18thC spontoons or I should say a spontoon and a halberd minus the axe type head although according to https://collections.royalarmouries.org/object/rac-object-33648.html a...
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