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This handsome steel French Partisan was hand forged with fire, water blood sweat and tears, hammered out and chiseled from a lump of steel. It is not a mass-produced ('stamped out') item vomited forth from some Chinese factory. It bears the tooling marks of a proud craftsman, has some black smudges (which can be polished away if you feel so inclined) and the occasional nick - in other words, it's much like an original infantry weapon would have been back in the day. The imperfections are perfect!
This is sharp! Do not use it for re-enactment, sparring or theatrical purposes, because this ranseur is the real deal. The 'wings' are not additional blades, but are there for parrying and 'spear fencing' purposes. These wings could also hook into an opponents armour or clothing - sending him off balance: particularly useful against advancing cavalry. These wings are very solid, being over half a centimeter thick. The socket section tapers slightly and is 3.3cm wide at its base and 15.5cm deep, with a single nail hole. The overall length is a very respectable 50cm, and it is 19.5cm wide.