Antique Croatian Bardiche Halberd 16 -17th Century Croatia

$1,250.00
Quantity available: 1

Antique 16th-17th century extremely well-made hand forged steel, Huge Croatian, Polearm Halberd Bardiche of an elegantly shaped form and slightly curved cutting edge with a rear-hammer, rectangular face, and conical socket on a slight angle to improve the impact of slashing. The Bardiche head is hand forged of two elements hammered-welded together with a large blade, the socket with a rear-hammer. Struck on one side with armorer’s marks “FD” within a square and series of Styrian sickles marks.

CONDITION: showing age and usage, slightly pitted, in good condition, considering its age to be over 350 years.

MEASUREMENTS:

Overall length of the steelhead with the socket: 47 cm (18.5 inches).

Width: 23 cm (9.06 inches).

WEIGHT: 2.634 Kg (5.807 pounds)

A similar axe head was offered by Hermann Historica of Munich in May 2001, Lot 058, with an opening bid of 3000 DM, or 1534 Euro, plus premium. (20 years ago)

REFERENCES:

1. Europäische Hieb-Und Stichwaffen by Heinrich Müller und Hartmut Kölling, page 241 (please see the picture attached to the listing).

2. The collection of arms and armour in the Museum of Gornja Stubica Croatia, page 36 (please see the photo attached to the listing).

3. Orez Europejski (European Arms) Catalogue of the National Museum in Wroclaw by Jacek Witecki & Malgorzata Swiderska-Lupinska, page 136 (please see the picture attached to the listing).

The buyer will be provided with copies of the pages from these two mentioned references along with a certificate of authenticity.

Item Details

Reference #:
E962
Quantity
1
Category
Militaria & Weapons
SubCategory
Edged Weapons & Knives
Department
Antiques (approx100yrs)
Year
16 -17th Century
Dimensions
(Width x Height X Depth)
x x
Weight
Unknown
Condition
Antique
Material
stee