Halberd - new England find dug CT

bradyboy

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Hey guys
Is been some time since ive submitted an item for ID
A buddy came to me with this item, a Halberd
it was dug up on a construction site in the 70s
it was completely rusted out.
It was passed on to my buddy who soaked in for months in viniger and something else
it was found in the area of portchester NY, Greenwich ct, - Long Island NY area
It was found very deep
This item looks like it may have silver guiding, when i look in the cracks of the joints, I see bright silver
Im rusty at posting, hope the pictures will post
Brady
 

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yes, it has a wood handle inside, someone sawed the handle off
nothing on this item moved
no indication it was machine made, yet I don't see forge hammer marks
using a loop on the sharp edges looks like it might have been done on a rough wheel
this has the feel of the real thing
no decoration anywhere
 
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Bigcypresshunter

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I really dont know much about them. But it appears to have been plated and fraternal organizations were very big on this stuff. Maybe a photo of the item in its entirety would help and with someone or a hand holding it for size..
 
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Terry Soloman

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It is a repro poleaxe. It is too clumsy and heavily built to be a serviceable weapon. Just Google the period weapons and have a look.
 
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In case anyone's interested, here's a short 3 min video showing recoveries from one of the Jamestown wells which includes an early 1600s halberd along with some other cool stuff.

 
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