Harvey Evans Antiques
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1562-1598 A.D French Wars of Religion Fauchard-Glaive
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This French Polearm known as a Fauchard-Glaive dates to the 16th century French wars of religion (1562-1598) between the Catholic French and Protestant Huguenots. This weapon is of the type used by the Catholic militia, an organised armed group which were called to arms by the King of France in an emergency such as the Saint Bartholomews day massacre (1572) in which thousands of Protestant men women and children were assassinated in a wave of Catholic mob violence to prevent a Protestant uprising. The Fauchard-Glaive was devastating against the Protestant citizens wearing little or no body armour. It was primarily a slashing weapon on a staff with a curved end used to dismount horsemen. A rare survivor of a brutal horrific period in French history.
Harvey Evans Antiques has clarified that the 1562-1598 A.D French Wars of Religion Fauchard-Glaive (LA337014) is genuinely of the period declared with the date/period of manufacture being 1562-1598 A.D.
The Fauchard-Glaive is in used condition. There are historical nicks along the blades length also the blade has pitting. A rich deep patina has built up over the centuries. Good solid condition. A bespoke stand is included in the sale.
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This 1562-1598 A.D French Wars of Religion Fauchard-Glaive is located in SWADLINCOTE, United Kingdom