Antique Polish Cavalry Pancerni Lance Head 17th Century Poland
Rare antique 17th-century Polish armored cavalry "Pancerni," a large combat lance head made of hand forged steel.
DETAILS: The leaf-shaped blade with a double-edged, tapered blade with a sharp point is reinforced on one side with a central rib with hollowed sides and flattened on the opposite side.
The integral ferrule with the conical base extending to the flattened tang is pierced on the end with a rectangular hole for the peg that fastens the blade to the wooden haft.
The construction of the spearhead, including a sharp point and a central rib, is designed for piercing through chainmail.
A display of a fully armed 17th century Polish "Pancery" in the collection of the Polish Army Museum (Muzeum Wojska Polskiego) in Warsaw (Poland) armed with a lance with an identical steelhead, is published in the book "Zbiory Muzeum Wojska Polskiego w Warszawie" by Elzbieta Leszczyriska. Page 34.
And also, in the book "Broń wodzów i żołnierzy" by Zdzisław Żygulski. Page 57.
Please see the last two pictures in the listing.
We will also provide the buyer with photocopies of the pages from the mentioned references together with a certificate of authenticity.
We acquired this lance head and other antique Polish arms and armor from an old Canadian collection of Polish antiques and art. Please view our store content to see other rare objects from this collection.
Overall length: 43 cm (17 inches).
Width of the blade at its widest point: 4.5 cm (1.77 inches).
CONDITION: Showing age and use, slightly pitted.
Please see all 6 pictures in the listing as they are part of the object's condition description.