18th–19th century. Steel and silver with traces of gilding
57.2 × 23.5 cm (22 1/2 × 9 1/4 in.), 1 lb, 12 oz (weight)
The John Woodman Higgins Armory Collection

Circular section steel shaft of 3 centrally bolted stages with raised moldings over wooden core. Shaft covered with chiseled silver floral spirals. Bifurcated spike, each component with scalloped edges & reinforced quadrangular point. Spikes are mounted on squared body atop shaft & opposed by rounded hammerhead. Traces of gilding. Missing top mount.