The Bolognese Partisan – Premium Range – Handmade


Period: 14-16th c.
Type: Partisan

A variety of partisan used from the 15th-16th c. and suitable for not only thrusts but blows, lacerations and hooking actions to exposed bodyparts. The head has talon-like downward extensions made to catch and tear as displayed in such texts from the Bolognese tradition as Marozzo or Manciolino. Based on a selection of surviving originals, this fearsome device is entirely handmade by UK craftsmen with decades of experience. The hand shaped lines and tiny imperfections are what catches the eye, sharply contrasting against machine perfect factory made replicas. The collar is purposely left with marks from the files and hammers that shaped it.

These will be made only occasionally and in minute batches. Backorders will be available, but our craftsmen do not work to strict deadlines.

Please note that each piece is made by hand, and there may be cosmetic differences or variations in the finished product. These are not mass produced items.

The ‘external’ socket diameter on these is 30mm, made to fit flush with our 30mm octagonal or round ash shafts. We felt that these deserved a little more effort to fit, and some fettling will be involved. If you would like the head fitted and any artwork added to the shaft, please contact us at

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