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French iron partisan head (spontoon)

French iron partisan head (spontoon)



French iron partisan head (spontoon)

Period: 17th century

Hand forged iron partisan, also called 'spontoon' (sponton in Dutch). The iron has been treated.

Length: 36 cm
Weight: ca 700 g

Article code: 16-3403

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A Partisan (partizan) was a pole weapon that could be as long as eight or nine feet. The metal spearhead was mounted on a wooden shaft and could thus be used as a thrusting weapon. The curved section at the bottom of the spearhead aided in parrying thrusts from swords or other bladed weapons.

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