Spear 16th/17th century
Military spear or leading staff with flat diamond-shaped small head on a slender socketed shank. Socket with a pair of opposed rectangular holes near the base. Currently secured to the shaft with a single clinched nail. Shaft inset into the socket with a shoulder 3/4 inch in diameter at the head, tapering up to an oval .95 in x .8 in. Still oval at the base which tapers back to .73 x .69 in, the tip rounded. Shaft stained dark with wear areas showing through as light wood.
Measurements: overall length 67 3/4 inches. Head 9 7/8 in long, diamond 1.69 inches wide, shank .45 in in diameter, socket spreads to 3/4 inch in diameter.
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