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Language: Persian
Source: In common use


Neyze (نیزه ) is the Persian word for spear or lance. Often slender blades with pronounced central rib and frequently made of wootz steel. Their base is a socket, often octagonal and frequently engraved.


Persian spearhead

A typical example of the Qajar period (1789-1925). Wootz steel blade.
Mandarin Mansion inventory 2022.



1. Manouchehr Moshtagh Khorasani; Arms and Armor from Iran. Legat Verlag GmbH, Tübingen, 2006. Pages 248 - 249.

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