German War Hammer


This medieval hammer is replicated from an example in the German National Museum in Nuremberg. Steel head secured to hardwood shaft with steel langets. Overall 21-1/2"". Weighs 2 lbs.
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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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Hammer Time!
Great balance and weight for one hand use. Just what I was hoping for. Very well done!
- Dan, July 17, 2019 | Verified Purchase
Nice hammer
Pretty bad ass hammer, havent smashed anything yet with it but its really well made and i dont regret buying it, especially for only 70 bucks. Did an unboxing too and it looks just like the pictures, fast shipping, nice product
- Justin, June 16, 2019 | Verified Purchase
Nice Hammer
I received this hammer as a Christmas present and was very pleased.  It currently has a place of honor in my display case.
- Jonathan, October 12, 2018
The War Hammer!
Okay ~ I'll be totally blunt. I bought this war hammer as an extra little gift for my husband. We were really impressed with it. The craftsmanship and balance are fantastic. We have a lot of dogs and have a lot of big old beef joint bones laying around. The hubs decided to give the War Hammer a try. We went outside with a really solid chunk of bone (about the size a a grapefruit). He hit it with the war hammer...not even all that hard. The bone  shattered into shards!
So, our mighty war hammer has been moved to a special place in the house for potential protection, if necessary. All I can say is WOW! Everyone who's played around with it LOVES IT!
- Lydia, August 20, 2018 | Verified Purchase
Very nice hammer. Shorter than some but very sturdy. If the handle is too rectangular, you can wrap a thick dowel with course sandpaper and sand the corners down to make a more oval shape.
- Seth, September 07, 2016 | Verified Purchase
This is my first war hammer and I couldn't be happier with it. It feels very solid in the hand, has a simple yet elegant design, and you can't beat the price.
- Chris, August 29, 2016 | Verified Purchase
Very simple hammer, but very effective. Crushed a helm without much effort. Very nice piece.
- Matthew, November 14, 2015 | Verified Purchase
Great little war hammer. My only aversion is to the grip portion of the handle, which is a bit wide and uncomfortable. However, I would take this into battle in an instant. The claw like hammer is perfect for maximizing impact pressure points and the spike is nicely crafted to pierce armor, skulls, or anything else you might decide to use it on.
- Chris, April 19, 2014
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.
- Lydia, January 02, 2014 | Verified Purchase
Beautiful weapon!

- George, August 10, 2011 | Verified Purchase
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
- John, April 05, 2011

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