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German War Hammer

ID#: 600366

Price: $69.00 

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Circa 1350

The proliferation of plate armor across Medieval Europe was shadowed by the development of crushing weapons like this war hammer. Since swords were virtually useless against plate armor, mounted knights used short hammers, axes and maces to defeat an opponent's improved protection. This beautiful, impressive weapon is replicated from an example in the German National Museum in Nuremberg. Steel head is secured to the hardwood shaft with steel langets. Brass tacks provide a more secure grip. Made by Windlass Steelcrafts®. 
  • Overall: 21-1/2"
  • Head: 5"
  • Wt: 2 lbs





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    1. Lydia on 1/2/2014, said:

    I got this for my husband for Christmas. He LOVES it! We beat up a really durable box like I was cutting through butter. Today he picked up one of the large beef knuckle bones that we got for the dogs and brought it outside to see how the war hammer would work on it. Completely blown to bits with one hit! This was unbelievable! Too much fun! And amazingly powerful.
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    2. George on 8/10/2011, said:

    Beautiful weapon!
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    3. John on 4/5/2011, said:

    Looked like a bargain @ the price. Wrong. Worth much more. Light as a feather but immensely potent. Handles like a dream. Completely destroyed an old galvo garbage can. Not only did the spike punch through the steel effortlessly & was easily removed due to the sensible orientation of its decorative grooving but also the high-relief hammer face seemed to grip the metal even on hard strikes, allowing tearing of the seams apart. No hint of head loosening with wild & crazy use, & while the wood (which looks like oak) has some attractive but unnerving burl, all the burl areas are protected by the langets. An active, intelligent & curious grandson has necessitated the retirement of the front-door pistol to a less accessible location, but I won't feel too disadvantaged with this critter leaning against the wall. John Cooper
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    4. Anonymous User on 11/16/2009, said:

    I bought this for a discount on the middle of their magazin but wasnt expecting much. How wrong was I. It's powerful yet easy to handle in comparison to the viking axe I also bought. The amount of energy delivered by the head is devastating and simply tapping any part of the body with the "beak" of the hammer makes your skin crawl. Nasty weapon indeed.
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    5. Anonymous User on 6/25/2009, said:

    Exceptionally durable. I took mine to the wood pile tonight, and was able to easily split several logs with multiple well-placed strikes. Now that's a stress reliever!
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    6. Anonymous User on 5/4/2009, said:

    FREAKING AWESOME!!!
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