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Dean Castle Arms and Armour

Pole Arms and Melee Weapons

Spontoon 3

Description:

Spontoons are polearms that came into prevalent use between the mid-17th century to the early 19th century. In the early days of its use, the spontoon was used as a military weapon, however it gradually became a ceremonial item after pistols overtook swords as an infantry weapon.



Dimensions:
Full length: 97cm; Head: 35cm
Source:
Dean Castle
Digital Number:
RI_DC_0000266
Copyright:
East Ayrshire Council


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