French Halberd

French Halberd

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Physical Description
Forged steel with leather-wrapped wooden handle.
General History
The halberd was a versatile pole arm developed as an infantry weapon in the 13th century. It has an ax-like blade and a steel spike mounted on the end of a long shaft. By the time of the Seven Years War it was carried by sergeants as a symbol of rank and authority.
Object Name
halberd
Other Terms
halberd; Edged Weapons
place made
France
associated place
Europe
Physical Description
metal (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 32 1/2 in x 12 in x 2 in; 82.55 cm x 30.48 cm x 5.08 cm
ID Number
AF.66750M
catalog number
66750M
accession number
229198
Credit Line
Dr. John Oliver La Gorce
Revolution and the New Nation
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Exhibition
Price of Freedom
Exhibition Location
National Museum of American History
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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