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TWO GERMAN HALBERDS; AND A EUROPEAN MILITARY CEREMONIAL AXE

THE FIRST LATE 16TH CENTURY; THE SECOND 19TH CENTURY

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TWO GERMAN HALBERDS; AND A EUROPEAN MILITARY CEREMONIAL AXE
The first late 16th Century; the second 19th Century
The first two each with long central spike of stiff-diamond section, small axe-blade with concave cutting edge, flat beak-shaped rear fluke, open socket extending to a pair of straps, and each on a fluted rectangular wooden haft fitted with an additional pair of iron straps (one heavily pitted, the point of the spike bent); and the axe with massive iron head with convex cutting edge, robust rear spike and central spike, each of stiff-diamond section, and on its original long haft with brass shoe.
The first, 34in (86.3cm) heads (average) (3)
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