Steel, etched; wood haft
Overall: 184.5 cm (72 5/8 in.); Blade: 15.2 cm (6 in.)
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. John L. Severance 1916.1532
A glaive is a long staff weapon with a large cleaver or knife-like blade. The flat steel blade is conducive to ornamental decoration such as heraldic devices. The decorative nature of this weapon made it a favorite for ceremonial use.
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