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Man-at-Arms Sergeant's Halberd

#600987
$104.95

This spear features a fully sharpened 1055 Carbon steel head with rugged Ash wood shaft. Overall: 85-1/4"
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OVERVIEW

The Sergeant''s Halberd is often seen as a ceremonial item, carried as a badge of rank by officers in the 18th and 19th Century.  Unlike its heavy-duty cousins the Sergeant''s Halberd was actually developed during the age of firearms and was designed to face foes with less protective armor. Lighter, faster and more maneuverable, it is a deceptively quick and astonishingly effective.
Fully sharpened and surprisingly rugged and durable, it can be used as a spear for thrusting, a hook to catch, trap and entangle and as a cutting tool to chop, cut and slice.  1055 Carbon steel head with rugged Ash wood shaft.

  • Overall: 85 1/4"
  • Blade Head Length: 21 1/4"
  • Wt: 62.8 oz

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Looks amazing, some assembly required
Required a tiny bit of assembly, but was well worth it. This item was packaged with so much care, it really showed. Looks amazing and gives a good sense of why these were the ultimate weapons for hundreds of years.
- Gavin, January 14, 2019 | Verified Purchase
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Gold Standard of ploearms
THE classic middle to late medieval polearm and beyond.  This version is practical, durable, no nonsense, and perfect for the job.  Exactly what comes to mind when you think of the word Halberd.  The included shaft is much appreciated, although will need some trimming for a more secure fit if you want to use it for more than just display.
- Michael, August 02, 2019 | Verified Purchase
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Nice addition
Very nice piece, but some of the welds/workmanship were visible.  This is displayed with pride on our entry foyer.
- Susan, June 14, 2020 | Verified Purchase
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Tricky assembly but great value for a good halberd
Great value for a nimble, pretty accurate halberd.  This thing is much lighter and more wieldy than the Swiss Halberd by the same company.  It's also got a more attractive (to my eye) head.  The lighter weight is partially due to the head design, but also the pole itself is much thinner (see image):

https://imgur.com/0oqmbMs

The thin pole is actually not a concern - it's not so light or thing that it feels fragile.  You could easily put this thing to work and not worry about it.  Appropriately balances, and provides good reach.  If I were trying to take down mounted soldiers, this would be the weapon to do it with.

Overall, this is an awesome value halberd BUT assembly is unnecessarily tricky.  You'd think it would be simple to just put the pole in and add the screws (not included), but the pole is significantly too thick to fit into the socket, so it has to be planed or carved down.  ALSO, the pole comes with an offset angle at the top - I believed that this was to help it fit within the socket, BUT that angle actually doesn't fit within the socket.  Careful examination showed that this was because the socket has a big bar in the middle of it - maybe the blade during the assembly process (?).  This interferes with the pole, so you have to make a weird L-shaped joint (a U-shaped joint would be even more secure but even harder to do) to get part of the pole around that bar, OR you have to just accept that the socket will only be filled about 2/3 of the way by the pole - not a very secure construction.  This required considerable effort.  Overall, it was worth it, but it's frankly more of an effort than it should be to put together - had it been manufactured better then it would be trivial, but it's not.  (This is the same for the Swiss Halberd, btw).
- Michael, July 11, 2020 | Verified Purchase
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