Lot 82

This is a rare glaive-like polearm, circa 1550-1700AD and possibly French. The steel blade is edged on the convex side and around the top and hooked section at the back. Forged in one piece with the socket, which is mounted onto an appropriate design but later date shaft. The shaft, probably 19th or 20th century, with decorative velvet and tassel, together with leather-bound studded section. Length of blade and socket 16 inches (41cm), total length 69 inches (176cm). (1)

Estimate: £550-£750