An interesting example of a Islamic pear headed mace, this example most likely originated in Persia in the late 17th through to the 18th century, these were carried throughout the Islamic world not only as weapons but as badges of rank and to be used as a military baton. This example bears many similarities to ones of the 18th century rather than the ostentatious pieces of the Qajar Revival. The head is hollow and creates a surprisingly balanced weapon, weighing less than 600g. The haft has sadly been modified, like many of these hafted weapons it is hollow to allow for a concealed blade, that blade has been broken and replaced with a more modern piece, something I have seen done to a few unfortunate axes before. This piece can be yours for £1350 or best offer.