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
Forged steel with leather-wrapped wooden handle.
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.
War: Seven Years War