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Old 1st April 2024, 05:25 PM   #1
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Iím trying to find out more about this Halberd.

A few things to note:
Marked on the point with what I believe is a variation of the Solingen Cross.
Ref: post 38
http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showthread.php?p=222791

Thereís a mark on the wooden shaft that Iím not familiar with.
But I wonder if it has some relation (the star/asterisk) to the mark found on post 16 here:
http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showth...827#post123827

It also has an iron pointed collar on the bottom that I havenít seen elsewhere. But Iím not finding many pics of that perspective in general.

Iíve found a few with similar features, but not the same.
To my eye it bears some resemblance to the examples here:
https://www.clevelandart.org/art/1916.1559

Any insights or theories would be greatly appreciated.
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Old 1st April 2024, 05:52 PM   #2
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Great halberd, DhaDha. That, i can tell you .
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Old 1st April 2024, 08:39 PM   #3
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I thought I recognised that smith’s mark from somewhere. Staffan Kinman’s excellent book “European Makers of Edged Weapons, their Marks “ (2015) suggests the mark is of the Stantler family.

The star/askerisk mark you refer to is probably an Edelweiss, an alpine flower extremely popular in Switzerland and Bavaria. The halberd is probably from there also.
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Very good shot, Victrix !
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Old 2nd April 2024, 12:18 PM   #5
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I thought I recognised that smithís mark from somewhere. Staffan Kinmanís excellent book ďEuropean Makers of Edged Weapons, their Marks ď (2015) suggests the mark is of the Stantler family.

The star/askerisk mark you refer to is probably an Edelweiss, an alpine flower extremely popular in Switzerland and Bavaria. The halberd is probably from there also.
Thanks so much for this! Great info.
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Old 5th May 2024, 08:52 PM   #6
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Halberd spotted in Landeszeughaus Graz with familiar mark. Or at least very similar…
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Old 6th May 2024, 05:58 PM   #7
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Thanks for this!
Interesting that the mark seems to incorporate elements from both marks on the piece with me.
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Thanks for this!
Interesting that the mark seems to incorporate elements from both marks on the piece with me.
And some balls at the end of the legs? Perhaps another branch of the same family?
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