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Halberd | Swiss | The Met Date:1450–60 Culture:Swiss Medium:Steel, wood Dimensions:L. 72 3/4 in. (184.8 cm); L. of head 19 1/4 in. (48.9 cm); W. 7 1/2 in. (19 cm); Wt. 5 lbs. 11 oz. (2580 g) Classification:Shafted Weapons Credit Line:Bequest of Geroge D. Pratt, 1935 Accession Number:48.149.33

Halberd | Swiss | The Met Date:1450–60 Culture:Swiss Medium:Steel, wood Dimensions:L. 72 3/4 in. (184.8 cm); L. of head 19 1/4 in. (48.9 cm); W. 7 1/2 in. (19 cm); Wt. 5 lbs. 11 oz. (2580 g) Classification:Shafted Weapons Credit Line:Bequest of Geroge D. Pratt, 1935 Accession Number:48.149.33

Staff Weapon | Italian | The Met Date:ca. 1550 Culture:Italian Medium:Steel, wood, textile, copper alloy Dimensions:L. 8 ft. 4 in. (254 cm); L. of head 23 1/2 in. (59.7 cm); W. 8 7/8 in. (22.5 cm); Wt. 7 lbs. 6.8 oz. (3367.9 g) Classification:Shafted Weapons Credit Line:John Stoneacre Ellis Collection, Gift of Mrs. Ellis and Augustus Van Horne Ellis, 1896 Accession Number:96.5.13

Staff Weapon | Italian | The Met Date:ca. 1550 Culture:Italian Medium:Steel, wood, textile, copper alloy Dimensions:L. 8 ft. 4 in. (254 cm); L. of head 23 1/2 in. (59.7 cm); W. 8 7/8 in. (22.5 cm); Wt. 7 lbs. 6.8 oz. (3367.9 g) Classification:Shafted Weapons Credit Line:John Stoneacre Ellis Collection, Gift of Mrs. Ellis and Augustus Van Horne Ellis, 1896 Accession Number:96.5.13

Halberd | Swiss | The Met Date:early 15th century Culture:Swiss Medium:Steel, wood, iron Dimensions:L. 77 3/8 in. (196.5 cm); L. of head 17 1/2 in. (44.4 cm); W. 8 in. (20.3 cm); Wt. 4 lbs. 12 oz. (2150 g) Classification:Shafted Weapons Credit Line:The Collection of Giovanni P. Morosini, presented by his daughter Giulia, 1932 Accession Number:32.75.192

Halberd | Swiss | The Met Date:early 15th century Culture:Swiss Medium:Steel, wood, iron Dimensions:L. 77 3/8 in. (196.5 cm); L. of head 17 1/2 in. (44.4 cm); W. 8 in. (20.3 cm); Wt. 4 lbs. 12 oz. (2150 g) Classification:Shafted Weapons Credit Line:The Collection of Giovanni P. Morosini, presented by his daughter Giulia, 1932 Accession Number:32.75.192

A halberd is a two-handed, martial melee weapon of the pole arm family.

Halberd

A halberd is a two-handed, martial melee weapon of the pole arm family.

Halberd | Italian | The Met Date:ca. 1530 Culture:Italian Medium:Steel, wood (pine) Dimensions:L. 87 1/4 in. (221.6 cm); L. of head 24 1/2 in. (62.3 cm); W. 10 3/4 in. (27.4 cm); Wt. 5 lbs. 4 oz. (2381.4 g) Classification:Shafted Weapons Credit Line:Gift of William H. Riggs, 1913 Accession Number:14.25.63

Halberd | Italian | The Met Date:ca. 1530 Culture:Italian Medium:Steel, wood (pine) Dimensions:L. 87 1/4 in. (221.6 cm); L. of head 24 1/2 in. (62.3 cm); W. 10 3/4 in. (27.4 cm); Wt. 5 lbs. 4 oz. (2381.4 g) Classification:Shafted Weapons Credit Line:Gift of William H. Riggs, 1913 Accession Number:14.25.63

Halberd | Austrian | The Met Date:dated 1596 Culture:Austrian Medium:Steel, wood, textile Dimensions:L. 94 3/4 in (240.6 cm); L. of head 23 5/8 in. (60 cm); W. 12 in. (30.5 cm); Wt. 5 lbs. 3 oz. (2350 g) Classification:Shafted Weapons Credit Line:Gift of William H. Riggs, 1913 Accession Number:14.25.376

Halberd | Austrian | The Met Date:dated 1596 Culture:Austrian Medium:Steel, wood, textile Dimensions:L. 94 3/4 in (240.6 cm); L. of head 23 5/8 in. (60 cm); W. 12 in. (30.5 cm); Wt. 5 lbs. 3 oz. (2350 g) Classification:Shafted Weapons Credit Line:Gift of William H. Riggs, 1913 Accession Number:14.25.376

War hammer with spiral handle. Silver, gold and steel. Germany, c.1650.  Copyright © Victoria and Albert Museum, London / V Images -- All rights reserved.

War hammer with spiral handle. Silver, gold and steel. Germany, Copyright © Victoria and Albert Museum, London / V Images -- All rights reserved.

Halberd | German | The Met Date:early 16th century Culture:German Medium:Steel, wood (oak) Dimensions:L. 84 7/8 in. (215.5 cm); L. of head 17 3/8 in. (44.1 cm); W. 10 1/2 in. (26.6 cm); Wt. 5 lbs. 2 oz. (2320 g) Classification:Shafted Weapons Credit Line:The Collection of Giovanni P. Morosini, presented by his daughter Giulia, 1932 Accession Number:32.75.194

Halberd | German | The Met Date:early 16th century Culture:German Medium:Steel, wood (oak) Dimensions:L. 84 7/8 in. (215.5 cm); L. of head 17 3/8 in. (44.1 cm); W. 10 1/2 in. (26.6 cm); Wt. 5 lbs. 2 oz. (2320 g) Classification:Shafted Weapons Credit Line:The Collection of Giovanni P. Morosini, presented by his daughter Giulia, 1932 Accession Number:32.75.194

Halberd | Swiss | The Met Date:mid-15th century Culture:Swiss Medium:Steel, wood (oak), iron Dimensions:L. 88 1/2 in. (224.7 cm); L. of head 16 1/4 in. (41.3 cm); W. 7 5/8 in. (19.3 cm); Wt. 6 lbs. 2 oz. (2780 g) Classification:Shafted Weapons Credit Line:Gift of Stephen V. Grancsay, 1942 Accession Number:42.50.18

Halberd | Swiss | The Met Date:mid-15th century Culture:Swiss Medium:Steel, wood (oak), iron Dimensions:L. 88 1/2 in. (224.7 cm); L. of head 16 1/4 in. (41.3 cm); W. 7 5/8 in. (19.3 cm); Wt. 6 lbs. 2 oz. (2780 g) Classification:Shafted Weapons Credit Line:Gift of Stephen V. Grancsay, 1942 Accession Number:42.50.18

Halberd | Swiss | The Met Date:probably third quarter 15th century Culture:Swiss Medium:Steel, wood (oak), iron Dimensions:L. 75 3/4 in. (192.3 cm); L. of head 16 3/4 in. (42.6 cm); W. 8 in. (20.3 cm); Wt. 5 lbs. 10 oz. (2550 g) Classification:Shafted Weapons Credit Line:Gift of Stephen V. Grancsay, 1942 Accession Number:42.50.17

Halberd | Swiss | The Met Date:probably third quarter 15th century Culture:Swiss Medium:Steel, wood (oak), iron Dimensions:L. 75 3/4 in. (192.3 cm); L. of head 16 3/4 in. (42.6 cm); W. 8 in. (20.3 cm); Wt. 5 lbs. 10 oz. (2550 g) Classification:Shafted Weapons Credit Line:Gift of Stephen V. Grancsay, 1942 Accession Number:42.50.17

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