A rare Venetian polaxe for the foot tournament (ascia da fante), first quarter of the 16th century. The head of characteristic two-part construction secured centrally by a transverse bolt with short pyramidal heads, with sharply tapering hollow-triangular spike on a moulded two-stage neck, the latter extending to form a pair of straps each retained by six nails and fitted over the common neck of the axe-blade and pean, the juncture impaled by the transverse bolt, with symmetrical axe-blade with convex edge, strongly cusped back edges, a pierced q, Additional-Rights-Clearance-Info-Not-Available

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A rare Venetian polaxe for the foot tournament (ascia da fante), first quarter of the 16th century. The head of characteristic two-part construction secured centrally by a transverse bolt with short pyramidal heads, with sharply tapering hollow-triangular spike on a moulded two-stage neck, the latter extending to form a pair of straps each retained by six nails and fitted over the common neck of the axe-blade and pean, the juncture impaled by the transverse bolt, with symmetrical axe-blade with convex edge, strongly cusped back edges, a pierced q, Additional-Rights-Clearance-Info-Not-Available
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