Very Rare Large Medieval Partisan Polearm Spear Head - Conserved at 55 cm - EF. Length at 55.1 cm: Weight at 714 grams. A partisan [also partisan] is a type of polearm that was used throughout Europe in the Middle Ages: It consisted of a spearhead mounted on a long shaft, usually wooded, with protrusions sides, which aided parrying sword thrusts: Like the halberd, it quickly became obsolete with the arrival of practice firearms, although it stayed in use for many years as a ceremonial weapon: In profile, the head of a partisan may look similar to that of a ranseur, spontoon, ox tongue, or spetum however, unlike a ranseur, the lower part of the head have a sharpened edge. The partisan polearm is thought to have been produced during the period of the English 100-year war, which was waged between England and France between 1337 to 1453 : The English House of Plantagenet waged war with the French House of Valois. This partisan example is in extremely fine conserved condition having undergone care oxide removals and stabilisation: This example details a typical ox tongue shaped blade, which alone measures 37 cm, with a base width above the wings of 5.5 cm: The wings detail pig tail twisted terminals and the haft is of rolled sheet iron and conical in profile: three retention holes are seen to the base of the socket for sturdy wooden pole retention: Please see picture 11 for typology reference material.This partisan example is in extremely fine conserved condition having undergone care oxide removals and stabilisation via a museum grade micro wax: The partisan is complete from tip to socket in tones of grey iron and carbonised steel: Please see my macro-generated photography for the items full visual specifics. The partisan survives an old private English collection formed in the 1960s and it has been in my private collection for over a decade. The item "Very Rare Large Medieval Partisan Polearm Spear Head Conserved at 55 cm EF" is in sale since Thursday, April 30, 2020. This item is in the category "Antiques\Antiquities\British". The seller is "ancientpasts" and is located in Peterborough.
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