The Mysterious Halberds
Some Further questions and answers about the Halberds
Question from the expert: Maybe a little more info will help uncover the identity of the halberd heads ....like where they where found (the location, country, city),
Answer : North adams, Ma, USA
Question: if they are sharpened ( I think not judging from the fotographs),
Question: the number stamped/engraved on them
Answer: one the stamp is clear being 3940, the other, the stamp is barely readable 3946
Question: What condition they where found in
Answer: I found these in a forgotten box, in the attic of an old apartment building. The were wrapped in plastic with a very heavy coating of oil (smelled liked old gun oil), I believe to preserve them, I gently cleansed them and continue to keep them cleansed and oiled as I think they are very wonderful, and deserve to be kept preserved. They as you can see in the photo are kept on the wall in my living room. The problaby should be behind glass or something.
Some thoughts from the expert: 1 thing I can tell you for certain.....that these Halberds where not made for actual battle, but more for decorative or ceremonial purpose. Also the thing that you refer to as a crest is not a crest but a different decoration of sorts. They are antiques judging from how the decoration is faded and the condition of the steel/iron, but I can't be sure, since I don't know exactly in what enviromen t they have been.
Question: Maybe the person who found them can track down who lived in the apartment over the years, and maybe find out about his/her/their background.:
Answer: I think tracking info of former owners would be very, very difficult. Since I have not lived in the apartment building for at least 13 years and it has changed hands numerous times, been remodeled, etc. Other items I found in the box though were from the 50"s, I know this because there were old playboy magazines along with items you would find it that time frame, in the box with them. I would assume the former owner of these has long gone
Some More thoughts from the expert:
I have contacted someone with a lot of knowledge about Historical arms and armour, told him the details and shown him the pictures he had this to say: