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    Pike?

    Pretty sure this

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    Is a pike, got my friend to clean it up for me pics to come
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    Doesn't look like one, but will be looking forward to some better photos on not such a busy background. Also, some information on it would be helpful.
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    Where did you find it, how old do you think it is? I'm not saying it is, but it could be a spontoon, which was a badge of rank carried by non commissioned officers, this during the revolutionary war and 1812. Clark (Lewis and Clark) recorded killing a rattle snake using his spontoon at Pompey's Pillar on the Yellow Stone River.
    This is what Wikipedia has to say about spontoons.
    "The spontoon was in wide use by the mid 17th century, and it continued to be used until the mid to late 19th century. Unlike the pike, which was an extremely long weapon (typically 14 or 15 feet), the spontoon measured only 6 or 7 feet in overall length. Generally, this weapon featured a more elaborate head than the typical pike. The head of a spontoon often had a pair of smaller blades on each side, giving the weapon the look of a military fork, or a trident." The blades to the rear of the head were for tangling or cutting the bridle reins of the enemy's horse.
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ID:	845680This is a spontoon and halbred.
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ID:	845682These are a couple of found spontoon heads.
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ID:	845683And the Indians made tomahawks using spontoon heads. This is an original 1800's pipe tomahawk.
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    This is a better pic, ill be done with it tomorrow so ill post few more

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    Puttin it in a display case. Does look like a s pontoon now that you pointed it out
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    Does it have a socket for a pole or is the butt-end flat? O don't recall seeing a spontoon that didn't have a socket - but there was no standard.
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    It's flat, and looks broken because its a little jagged at the bottom. It's definitely is some kind of spear of some sort. It's Damascus and it thicker in center of blade skinnier down to edge
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    Quote Originally Posted by Charlie P. (NY) View Post
    Does it have a socket for a pole or is the butt-end flat? O don't recall seeing a spontoon that didn't have a socket - but there was no standard.
    I thought the same thing. How about a spontoon tomahawk Something an Indian worked over, or traded for. We usually see the pipe tomahawks, but they also made gunstock tomahawks or war clubs
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