Vatican Guard Halberds
Hello Everybody:

I've been very interested in polearms lately. I was wondering if civilians can somehow obtain a copy of a Halberd like those used by the Swiss Vatican Guards. Someone must make them.

Just curious. For all I know, the Vatican is the exclusive customer for those halberds.
Hi Dustin,

I once saw a pair in an antique gun store that were billed as having been made by the same firm that made the Swiss Guard halberds.

I kick myself about once a year for not having bought them, particularly as my grandfather was a guard.


Those are of relatively late form, so you should be able to find antiques for less than you could commission one as a custom job.

Last edited by Sean Flynt on Tue 23 Sep, 2008 7:30 am; edited 1 time in total
Hermann Historica recently offered this German example of ca. 1600 for $450, and it was one of several in the same price range.

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And here's a Swiss example of ca. 1550 for 1500-1800 Euro.

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