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Old 19th January 2021, 01:47 PM   #1
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Default Pair of lance heads

Also from the auction this weekend (see my other post) came this nice pair of lance heads or pike heads.
I thinkt that they are 17th century European, but not sure.
Unfortunately the langets have not the original length but that being said, i find them quite atractive.
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Old 25th January 2021, 02:29 PM   #2
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C'mon guys ... no comments ?
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Old 25th January 2021, 03:20 PM   #3
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OK, I'll bite.
They look to me as if they could be the shoe of a lance or pike, rather than the head.
And I can't see a reason why they shouldn't be old.
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Old 25th January 2021, 03:52 PM   #4
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Do you think so, Ricard ?
... with such (would be) long langets ?
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I'm not sure about that. The decorated thickening in the center looks like something that you would find on a wild bore hunting spear, for preventing entering to deep. But I am not sure either.
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This being the head end of a lance, i don't see in its design any such purpose ... if you don't mind .
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Old 26th January 2021, 10:27 PM   #7
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I'm not sure about that. The decorated thickening in the center looks like something that you would find on a wild bore hunting spear, for preventing entering to deep. But I am not sure either.
The globose thickening at the base of the points will not serve as stops for a boar-spear head. These things will keep going on in and Hogzilla will be on top of the hunter in a flash. Take a look at these two Germanic / Central European boar spears. A crosspiece in the form of a piece of deer antler lashed on with thick rawhide is the blade stop. Sometimes the stop is a short metal bar attached with a rivet. Southern European and English spears tend to have metal crossguards below the blades, forged integrally with either the base of the blade or to the solid shank between it and the socket.
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