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PD1051

Halberd
Author: Unknown
Origin: Unknown
Dating: 16th century
Material: Metal & Wood
Dimensions (cm): 252 x 23,4
Weight: 2311 g
Inv. no.: PD1051

An attack weapon that consists of a long pole surmounted by a sharp peak at the base from which two blades are laterally connected; on one side there is a half-moon shaped blade, resembling an axe blade; on the other, a hook-shaped blade.

The halberd was an offensive weapon used by infantry to dismount an attacking rider during combat, thus making it easier to eliminate him.

Objeto museológico (PDB)