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Kriegsgertel, Germany, mid-16th century, tall hooked blade with spiked beak on the back, the blade marked three times with an armorer's mark consisting of a sunken heart cartouche with dot inner border and "M" in the center, forge-welded socket, mounted on a modern round pole, overall lg. 82 in.
Provenance: Collection of George Snook, M.D.
Literature: Illustrated in George Snook, M.D., The Halberd and Other European Polearms 1300-1650 (Museum Restoration Service, Historical Arms Series No. 38; Bloomfield, Ont., 1998), figure 14, p. 10.
Blade has light pitting.
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