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1760-80's French & Indian Revolutionary Spontoon

Currency:USD Category:Collectibles Start Price:25.00 USD Estimated At:750.00 - 1,500.00 USD
1760-80's French & Indian Revolutionary Spontoon
This is an outstanding French & Indian Wars to Revolutionary War hand-forged Spontoon Spear head dating to circa 1760-1780’s. The piece shows a hand-forged wrought iron construction with correct pattern showing a nice long double bladed spear head showing a median ridge running down the center. These spear heads were primarily called Spontoon or Lance heads and were used during the French and Indian Wars along with the Revolutionary War and later traded to the American Indians and used during the Indian Wars. These original sponoon’s were later adapted into use as knives, tomahawk heads and war club heads by the Sioux, Crow, Blackfeet, Comanche, Cheyenne and more. For other examples please referred to “SWORDS AND BLADES of the AMERICAN REV WAR by George Neumann #83 PA” and in “Collectors Illustrated Encyclopedia of the American Revolution" by Neumann and Kravic, pages 219 and 248. A spontoon blade can also be referred to as a half-spike, short spike, plug bayonet, partisan pole-arm, lance, halberd. Provenance: Collected in Buffalo, Wyoming from a large American Indian collection and kept in a private American Indian collection in Iowa for many years. Overall measures 19 3/8”L by 2”W x 1”D.