Hewing Spearhead


The Celts, as well as the Vikings, used this type of spear as an effective cutting weapon. Overall: 19-1/2"
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The spear is one of the oldest and most important of all hand weapons. The Celts, as well as the Vikings, used this type not for throwing, but as an effective cutting weapon. Socket will fit a 1-1/4" round pole (not included).
  • Overall: 19-1/2"
  • Blade: 3/16" thick, 2-1/2" wide, 13" long


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Feels reliable.
- Russell, December 12, 2020 | Verified Purchase
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Cool little spearhead.
Cool little spearhead.  Very solid.  Incredible value!

This is described as a "hewing spearhead" BUT it feels more like a traditional spearhead to me.  I mounted mine on a Zulu-inspired short spear (see image), and there's zero doubt that it would deliver a devastating stab if necessary.  I can also see this as a conventional-length spear, too.  The attachment point between the blade and the haft feels very sturdy - there's no flex or play at all, even after dispatching some pumpkins after Halloween.


Notes on assembly: The haft is about 1.25 inches at the opening, and tapers rapidly to 3/4 of one inch in the outside dimensions (sorry folks - I don't speak metric).

I used one of the ash poles that Kult of Athena sells, and it took me about an hour and a half with a plane and some sand paper to mount it up as a relaxing little project.  It's cool to be able to customize your spear haft, too, btw - you can obviously change the length or the shape to fit your preferences, and then finish it with a different stain or wax or dye to suit yourself.
- Michael, July 10, 2020 | Verified Purchase
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Arm your infantry with these.
Nice heavy long spear head.  The socket extends right into the spear head which is a lot stronger then a lot of the Windlass spear heads.  Most of the spear heads on the market have a socket that ends before the actual blade.  This provides a weak area right below the head.  This design is much stronger.
- Peter, May 22, 2019 | Verified Purchase
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Great spearhead
Magnificent spearhead!
- JOHN, November 19, 2018 | Verified Purchase
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Nice spear head at a great price
I bought a pair of these from the Deal of the Day and have no regrets.  Very nice.
- Jonathan, October 12, 2018
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Overall Good
The Hewing Spear is a very unique offering by Windlass. The large flat blade can be sharpened to make for an excellent cutting weapon. The price is, in my opinion, the best selling point, and if purchased though Deal of the Day, it cannot be beat.
I have found it to be a very good cutter and have had more success cutting than stabbing, as I am not familiar with any spear techniques.
The overall construction does have a flaw. There is no prominent central ridge to this spear, instead it is mostly flat in the blade, which can cause the spear to bend some, right at the joint of the shaft and blade.
I have not done any harder cutting than on water bottles, yet there was a noticeable bend in the blade. It bent back to shape easily enough, but this could be worse with a tougher target.
Overall I do still believe it to be an excellent buy, but do keep in mind what targets you throw at it.
- Victor, September 22, 2018
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Battle ready
I have been looking at both hewing spears versions for some time. When this variant came up on Deal of the Day, I pulled the trigger on two of them. Even if never used in real life, I like for all my weapons to be battle ready, rather than just accurate 'facsimiles'.

To bring them up to their full battle potential, I shipped them to Razor Edge Sharpening in Laguna Niguel, CA (https://www.razoredgesharpening.com/).
- Guest, November 07, 2017
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Beautiful and well made cannot wait until I can affix the handle!
- Richard J., December 28, 2016
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I picked this up on the Deal of the day and got it for $21 shipped. Hands-down the best $20 I've ever spent. There materials alone are worth more than the price I paid. The 1065 steel is forged, and came beautifully polished. I spent about 15 minutes with a handheld sharpener and it took an edge I can shave my arm hair off with. I mounted it on a 7' ash pole, added some brass studs, and capped it with an old sword pommel. I would confidently take on any rampaging T-Rexes with this weapon. Great piece, and certain to start conversations.
- Christian, May 03, 2016
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This is a great spear head, I bought two of them unsharpened and had no problem mounting them on a oak 3 ft shaft,though you can use a standard 6 ft shaft, you can't really expect to throw this one with any accuracy. It is made for stabbing and hewing at foes, mine came out solid and work like any ancient warrior would want them too.
- Daniel, April 03, 2016
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Beautifully well made. A formidable weapon.
- Stephen, January 25, 2016 | Verified Purchase
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I've had this for about a month and couldn't be more satisfied with the spearhead. It's long and very sturdy with a pronounced mid-rib that provides good reinforcement to the point. No sharpening service was offered, but a simple hand sharpener that goes for under ten dollars about everywhere and ten minutes minutes later it was butcher knife sharp.
I mounted it on a six foot hickory shaft and used the pre-drilled holes to fix the blade to the shaft. I truly believe that this weapon could take down any animal that walks the earth (in skilled hands).
Excellent value. Fine blade!
- Guest, December 25, 2015
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This is a large, (19"overall, 13"blade) dangerous weapon. This spearhead could be used as a short sword. The weight is perfect for mounting on a short staff like a Zulu spear, and it's easy to mount. It's also very easy to put a sharp edge on this spearhead using an AccuSharp sharpener. I'd feel confident in defending myself against a swordsman using this weapon. I really like this item! Well worth the money!
- Terry, June 01, 2015 | Verified Purchase
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This would be an excellent spear except for one major flaw, if you don't pay extra to have it sharpened it comes in dull as a butter knife. To make things worse the angle of the blade makes it near impossible to sharpen on your own. I was greatly disappointed
- D.C., May 16, 2015 | Verified Purchase
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This spearhead is huge, about the size of a short sword. It is a great spearhead otherwise.
- James, May 14, 2013 | Verified Purchase
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