A HAND FORGED AMERICAN REVOLUTIONARY WAR PERIOD TRENCH PIKE/SPEAR HEAD, ca. 1770s: In overall very good untouched condition with generally smooth brown-colored steel surfaces with a crudely fashioned, blacksmith-made “Needle/Awl” type spear point with a tapered cylindrical “blade” with a forge-laminations, minor roughness and its original point. The body with evident hammer marks, some expected roughness and bends/irregularities. Integrally forged rounded and flared-mouth socket-aperture with a matching untouched age-patina and its piercing for attachment to a haft. Overall a simply fashioned example of a American-made Revolutionary War Period Trench Pike/Spear, ca. 1770s. For similar examples, please see G. C. Neumann’s: “Battle Weapons of the American Revolution”, Overall length, 11 1/2″.
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