China, western Asia, 11th-12th century. Forged iron, 4 7/8” total length, and just over 2 1/8” width with slightly curved cutting edges and deeply cusped base. Arrows of this size were effective flesh cutters and could bring a horse down whereas a smaller point produced a wound with which the animal could suffer for some distance before falling. See Arms and Armour of the Crusading Era #769 for related examples

Item ID: A2462

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