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English War Hammer

#600054
$90.00

With the increasing sturdiness of plate armor, the sword became less and less effective against a fully armored knight. Hammers, axes and maces soon became the weapon of choice for hand-to-hand combat of the mounted knight. The war hammer quickly evolved and became one of the premier weapons. Generally it was lighter and faster than the mace. Often it was made somewhat longer, so that the reach could be extended, but it could be shortened as well if need be. We ran across this in a private collection, and fell in love with it. Light, fast and deadly. Dates from about 1430 AD. Made by Windlass Steelcrafts.
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Circa 1430
With the increasing sturdiness of plate armor, the sword became less and less effective against a fully armored knight. Hammers, axes and maces soon became the weapon of choice for hand-to-hand combat of the mounted knight. The war hammer quickly evolved and became one of the premier weapons. Generally it was lighter and faster than the mace. Often it was made somewhat longer, so that the reach could be extended, but it could be shortened as well if need be. We ran across this in a private collection and fell in love with it. Light, fast and deadly. Made by Windlass Steelcrafts.
  • Overall: 25-1/4"
  • Width: head to spike 6-1/2"
  • Wt: 1-3/4 lbs
 

Reviews


Perfection
Windlass Steelcrafts and Museum Replicas have outdone themselves again! This Warhammer has perfect balance and weight as well as a deadly spike that excels at penetration on sheet metal, wood and everything else I have tested it against, without leaving a mark on the head.
From: Mike, October 11, 2017
Another nice hammer. Again, simple but very effective and attractive.
From: Matthew, November 14, 2015
Best looking war hammer made. very tough. love it.
From: Scott, April 03, 2015
I like it! Solid,nimble,versatile,and nasty.
From: charles, March 03, 2015
This is a fine war hammer.  It goes well with my Tudor close helm.
From: Patrick, February 06, 2015
well built. light and strong. i had used this to put holes in many objects including doors, sheet metal, ect. this is a perfect product and very well priced.
From: sam, November 27, 2012

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