November 17, 2020 Early Arms & Militaria: Age of Exploration, Empire & Revolution
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The Swedish introduced innovations to their pikes during the Napoleonic period by adding a 4" diameter, sheet-iron, cup-guard to protect the hands from the slashing of opposing cutlasses and extremely long side-straps to prevent an opponent from cutting off the pike’s head in combat. An identical example is known from the Gilkerson collection. Overall length: 87-1/2"; head: 7-1/2" (plus 23-3/4" long, side-straps). CONDITION: Very good overall; the side-straps, cup-guard and shaft retain most of their original black japanning; there are a series of cross-cut scars running down the first foot of the shaft below the spear point or head, clearly the result of cutlass slashes during small arms training or actual combat. JLK

Item Dimensions: 87 x 4"
Blade Length
5 - 1/2"
Overall Length
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Minimum Bid: $400.00
Final prices include buyers premium:
Estimate: $800 - $1,400
Number Bids: 1
Auction closed on Tuesday, November 17, 2020.
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