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Swansea Metal Detecting Club, established in 1979, has a friendly and mixed group of members with varying levels of experience. We hold regular rallies and meet bi weekly. Members can access the club forum but non members will find further information at http://swanseamdc.co.uk
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Metal Detecting Finds / Re: Identification of find. Halberd or poleaxe??
« Last post by Tascio on July 28, 2016, 02:57:04 PM »
Fantastic! Thanks for the extra photos! I am still posting links to this thread from various places, trying to find a weapons expert!
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Metal Detecting Finds / Re: Identification of find. Halberd or poleaxe??
« Last post by Tizzy77 on July 28, 2016, 11:14:55 AM »
The wood is  also firm and stable, just snapped shank. Rivets are still tight and firmly in place.
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Metal Detecting Finds / Re: Identification of find. Halberd or poleaxe??
« Last post by Tizzy77 on July 28, 2016, 11:08:44 AM »
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Metal Detecting Finds / Re: Identification of find. Halberd or poleaxe??
« Last post by Tizzy77 on July 28, 2016, 11:02:36 AM »
Hi, thanks for the reply, it is in stable condition beneath the rust and lamination.  It measures almost 2 foot in length and 10" across.  We haven't tried to clean it up.   
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Metal Detecting Finds / Re: Identification of find. Halberd or poleaxe??
« Last post by Tascio on July 27, 2016, 10:55:22 PM »
Forgot to say please do add more photos, the more information we have the better!
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Metal Detecting Finds / Re: Identification of find. Halberd or poleaxe??
« Last post by Tascio on July 27, 2016, 10:54:06 PM »
This really does look like an incredible find!!! My immediate concern is conservation, is the wood or metal actively deteriorating or does it seem stable?

I have posted links to this thread on our twitter and Facebook, hopefully someone will be able to date it!!!!
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Metal Detecting Finds / Identification of find. Halberd or poleaxe??
« Last post by Tizzy77 on July 27, 2016, 04:35:16 PM »
Hi can anybody help me to identify or date this item.   Found in wet bogland.  I think it is a poleaxe head or halberd but unsure.   It is still attached to a snapped end of a wooden shaft approx 2"  in diameter and is riveted through.  Condition isnt too good...laminated layers of rusting and the points are a bit bent.  Is this some kind of poleaxe or halberd?  It seems quite crude...and made from plate metal.  I will add some better photos.
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Metal Detector Discussion / Newbie
« Last post by GraphicMouse27 on November 01, 2015, 01:41:15 PM »
Hi. My name is Pete. Semi retired, looking for a new hobby. Very interested in taking up metal detecting. Live very near to Wiltshire countryside, and wondered what I need to do before I think about setting out with a detector. The reason I want to start such a hobby, is that as far as I can see it would be very interesting, and also something that would keep me fit and active. Any tips would be welcome. On what to buy. Where to go to do it etc?
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