Halberd Head, ca. 1600

From the New Mexico History Museum

A halberd was a fearsom weapon. Mounted on a long pole, the head was a combination of a lance, axe, and hook that was deadly even against men on horseback. On display in the History Museum’s main exhibit, Telling New Mexico: Stories from Then and Now.

History Collection NMHM, DCA, 10198/45 Museum Purchase

Photo by Blair Clark, New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs

Note: Representative image at left is often cropped for display purposes. Downloaded high-resolution images are not cropped.