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14th C. Italian Medieval Iron War Hammer
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Description
Southern Europe, Italy, Medieval Period, ca. 14th to 15th century CE. A beautiful war hammer forged from iron with a slender body, a tapered handle meant to accommodate a leather wrap, and a diamond-shaped pommel. The double-sided head portion features a squat, dense hammer head with a flat face and a narrow neck on one side as well as an elongated spike on the other with a slight downward curve. The center of the head was once open to allow the handle top to be socketed inside, and a narrow lateral flange illustrates how the head was stabilized when being swung. Hand-held war hammers like this example were imposing weapons in the right hands that were capable of sundering plate armor, destroying weaker weapons, and obliterating human bone alike. Size: 6.125" L x 20.4" H (15.6 cm x 51.8 cm)

Provenance: ex-estate of Eldert Bontekoe, Pegasi Numismatics, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA, acquired before 2000

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Condition
Hammer head and handle covered in dark stabilization material. Original handle wraps missing as shown. Minor nicks to handle, pommel, body, and hammer head, with light encrustations, otherwise intact and excellent. Great patina throughout.
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14th C. Italian Medieval Iron War Hammer

Estimate $1,800 - $2,500
Jan 14, 2021
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Starting Price $900
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0013: 14th C. Italian Medieval Iron War Hammer

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Est. $1,800 - $2,500Starting Price $900
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Description
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Southern Europe, Italy, Medieval Period, ca. 14th to 15th century CE. A beautiful war hammer forged from iron with a slender body, a tapered handle meant to accommodate a leather wrap, and a diamond-shaped pommel. The double-sided head portion features a squat, dense hammer head with a flat face and a narrow neck on one side as well as an elongated spike on the other with a slight downward curve. The center of the head was once open to allow the handle top to be socketed inside, and a narrow lateral flange illustrates how the head was stabilized when being swung. Hand-held war hammers like this example were imposing weapons in the right hands that were capable of sundering plate armor, destroying weaker weapons, and obliterating human bone alike. Size: 6.125" L x 20.4" H (15.6 cm x 51.8 cm)

Provenance: ex-estate of Eldert Bontekoe, Pegasi Numismatics, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA, acquired before 2000

All items legal to buy/sell under U.S. Statute covering cultural patrimony Code 2600, CHAPTER 14, and are guaranteed to be as described or your money back.

A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany all winning bids.

We ship worldwide to most countries and handle all shipping in-house for your convenience.

#159239
Condition
...
Hammer head and handle covered in dark stabilization material. Original handle wraps missing as shown. Minor nicks to handle, pommel, body, and hammer head, with light encrustations, otherwise intact and excellent. Great patina throughout.

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