Harvey Evans Antiques
Harvey Evans Antiques is located in Derbyshire, United Kingdom
16th Century European Lugged Thrusting Spear
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This European steel lugged spear dates to the European Renaissance period of the 16th century. It would have been mounted on a long haft approx 2m in length plus 700mm for the spear head giving the spear of 2.7m in length. It's length makes for an efficient long range thrusting weapon. It's length keeps the target at bay while the two pertruding lugs help to parry the slashes of swords and spears and also to prevent the spear penatrating too deeply making removal extremely difficult. A very popular weapon amongst mercenaries, guards and light cavalry. Its primary uses were patrolling and guarding important buildings, nobles and infantry skirmishing tactics. This spear shows signs of heavy combat use with evidence of sword nicks along the blade, also a slight kink along the blade possibly from penatrating an enemy and pulling out at an angle as opposed to straight during the heat of battle. A truly interesting piece of Renaissance weaponary with a gruesome combat history.
Harvey Evans Antiques has clarified that the 16th Century European Lugged Thrusting Spear (LA323077) is genuinely of the period declared with the date/period of manufacture being 16th century A.D.
This spear is in battle used condition with numerous sword nicks to the blade, also a kink indicative to heavy combat use. There is also faint engraving of a circle with a line through possibly the owners mark, also a zig zag pattern to both sides of the blade. See photographs for details. Good solid condition. A bespoke oak display stand included in the sale.
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This 16th Century European Lugged Thrusting Spear is located in Derbyshire, United Kingdom