German 'Langue de Boeuf' Ox Tongue Spear

German 'Langue de Boeuf' Ox Tongue Spear

An impressive German/Continental Spear or Lance 'Langue de Boeuf' known as an Ox-Tongue spear on account of the broad and thickness of the steel spear blade. The blade on this example is of massive proportions with a very thick reinforcing ridge along both sides and a greatly thickened tip.  The base of the spear blade is also thickened and  facetted and exhibits inlaid brasswork, two dots to each side and three brass rings. The spear shaft is covered with a reddish velvet type fabric, the top has an elaborate braided tassel for decoration. antique sword, european, rapier, halberd, schiavona, baskethilt, smallsword, cutlass,

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