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Butt Cap for Greek Spear

#600036
$21.95

This Greek-style butt cap protects the shaft and balances the spear. Made by Windlass Steelcrafts. Overall: 8-1/2"
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OVERVIEW

This Greek-style Butt Cap for spears protects the shaft and keeps it from splintering. It also gives balance to the spear. But, the Greek cleverly realized it could also be used as a secondary spearhead should the primary spearhead (#600074) be broken. No Greek spear is complete without this butt cap. Made by Windlass Steelcrafts.
  • Overall: 8-1/2"
  • Wt: 1 lb/4 oz

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Solid construction and functional
This is a very solid, heavy buttcap.  I'm not sure if this is a historical design or not, since I'm used to seeing these with squared sides, and this one is round all the way around, but it can definitely be used to brace into soft ground or even moderately rocky soil while protecting the wood of the spear.  It can also be used to "set" the spear into turf, allowing it to be confidently stored in an upright position without the use of a rack while camping or in the field.

The Greeks (and other contemporary cultures) also used these as back-ups, in case the main spearhead was broken or damaged, and there may be some other techniques which make use of it, but in my useage it's mostly just to counter-balance the point, allowing me to project it further out in front of me.  Because the cap is so heavy, it provides a significant advantage in this regard.  

Bottom Line: This works well, and does what you'd want it to do.  If you're trying to finish off a Greek spear, or any spear which calls for a pointed cap, then this will do the job.
- Michael, July 26, 2020 | Verified Purchase
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Really like it
This is teh one i chose for my spear. I think with enough force the cap could be used to punch through  light plate. Haven't tested that but i think it would.  Good buy.
- Louis, July 22, 2020 | Verified Purchase
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It’s solid
This is a nice product, it’s heavy and provides a great counter weight.
- Tyrone, June 18, 2020
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Good balance for the Spear
This thing is solid and has a good weight to it.  Perfect counter balance for the Greek Spearhead.  Actually fits fairly well on a wooden closet rod if you want a cheap shaft.
- Patrick, June 15, 2020 | Verified Purchase
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Nice butt...cap!
This cap is very well made. It should balance out the greek spearhead nicely when I get them mounted on the shaft. Thanks for a solid product.
- Dan, August 14, 2019 | Verified Purchase
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Butt cap for Greek Spear
I ordered this with the Greek Spear Head, which is on back order. I don't know if they will fit on the same pole. I assume they will. It seems very sturdy. It's sort of useless to me without the Spear Head that it's supposed to counter balance, though.
- Blake, August 02, 2019 | Verified Purchase
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Nice Piece
Nice, heavy  buttcap.  Could be used as a secondary spear itself in a pinch.  Great for balancing out the Greek Spearhead.
- Michael, July 29, 2019 | Verified Purchase
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Exactly as described!
This end cap balances the Greek spear perfectly. The angle of the taper matches that of the Greek spear. I'm using a round, 6 foot long, 2 ply laminated and tapered Hickory shaft. To secure the pieces to the shaft I intend to try beeswax and a properly fit taper.
- Gary, June 24, 2019 | Verified Purchase
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Spear but cap
Excellent quality. Can't even come close to making this for $21.00!
- Edward, January 13, 2019 | Verified Purchase
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Like it
Wonderful object, weighs a little but helps balance the spear head.
- Jim, December 23, 2018 | Verified Purchase
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This is a beast. It's HEAVY, I am not exaggerating, and we'll worth the price. Absolutely solid except for the cap, which is about 3-4" deep. This is a weapon on par with a mace, ideal for walking sticks (my use) and self defense. If you thrust with it, you'll crush any bone you strike. The pic doesn't do it justice. This is a BIG, solid piece of hardware.
- Dylan, May 10, 2016
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This cap is quite heavy, heavier than many others.  It is so heavy, that it outweighs most spear heads, but would be good for counter balancing a halberd head.
- Steven, December 25, 2015 | Verified Purchase
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Placed this on the opposite end of the long hewing spear pole, very nice!
- Matthew, November 14, 2015
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Purchased one several years ago hope this do not rust like that one did
- Jeff, December 19, 2014 | Verified Purchase
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The socket is 1.0", compared to the 1.25" socket of the matching Greek Spearhead. I have to say I am very disappointed that the sockets on these two don't match. I'll have to taper my 1.25" spear shaft down on the butt end to make it fit. Not going to look like the spear I wanted... It actually doesn't even match the picture! the socket is about twice as log as shown. Also note that there is no hole to peen through to secure it to the shaft. I'll have to drill my own. Avoid buying this with the greek spearhead -- if it's all you want on the end of a stick, and you have a carbide drill bit, then this may work for you.
- Robert, April 24, 2013 | Verified Purchase
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Fantastic, I took your greek spear butt through over a hundred miles on the trails and backroads in the Great Smokey Mountain National Forest the best I ever used.  Great for walking staffs with a kick, Heavy Duty and ready for action.  I carried it to protect from bear and boar on my journeys.  I also used it as a chisel to break off rock specimens.  It will easily pierce the steel on your car door.  I love it.
- Deva, August 22, 2011
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