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French Halberd
Military History and Diplomacy, National Museum of American History, Behring Center

French Halberd

Catalog #: 66750M    Accession #: 229198
Credit: Division of Military History and Diplomacy, National Museum of American History

Dimensions / Weight

Dimensions: 32.5" H x 12" W x 2" D

Physical Description

Forged steel with leather-wrapped wooden handle.

General History

The halberd was a versatile pole arm developed as an infantry weapon in the 13th century. It has an ax like blade and a steel spike mounted on the end of a long shaft. By the time of the Seven Years War it was carried by Sergeants as a symbol of rank and authority.


Keywords

Country: France
War: Seven Years War
Service: Army
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