Maces were crucial in the fight against an armored knight. Cheap to make and simple to use, they were used as a close contact weapon both on foot and horseback. Capable of delivering deadly blows, these bludgeoning weapons were primarily used by foot soldiers.
The remains of a mace of this type were found in the River Thames, but they were in use all across Europe. Little finesse was needed for this brutal mace, and a warrior strong enough to wield it could crush helms and break swords with the heavy blows it could deliver. Made from four bars of steel with a wood and leather grip and a large steel pommel to help balance it, this is indeed an awesome weapon. Made by Windlass Steelcrafts®. $5.00 additional Shipping & Handling charge with item.
This circa 1550 replica mace proves that weapons can be art. Although pleasing to the eye, it is deadly in function. By the 1500's hundreds armor had become very good protection from most weapons, but that was not the case with an eight bladed mace like this one. This expertly reproduced steel mace has a brushed finish. Made by Windlass Steelcrafts.