"FLECHE IV (needle nose)

slate/bronze, 15"h x 21"w   x4"d

private collection

                                                                                          

fl├Ęche
Pronunciation: 'flAsh, 'flesh
Function: noun
Etymology: French, literally, arrow, from Old French fleche, of Germanic origin; akin to Middle Dutch vlieke arrow, Old English flEogan to fly
: SPIRE ; especially : a slender spire above the intersection of the nave and transepts of a church

also:  in the sport of Fencing: defined as a running attack with arm extended