Pole Arms and Spears were very versatile weapons. Used in siege warfare, they were comprised of a shaft with a blade or pointed tip. They were used to strike, swing, poke and thrust. Inexpensive to make, they required little training or skill to be used effectively.
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.
One of the world’s most ancient weapons, the spear was a dominant presence on the field of battle for an amazingly long period of time. This particular blade form was put to use during a wide range of European history by a wide range of cultures, from Ancient Celts and Greeks to well through the Renaissance. The blade is tempered steel and the socket fits a 1-1/4" round pole (not included). Made by Windlass Steelcrafts.
The Greek Spearhead was the integral part of the principal weapon of the Hoplite, a heavily armed foot soldier whose principal weapon was “the long shadowed spear.” It was a weapon that varied in length from 6 to 18 feet, and could be used both as spear and pike. Shorter versions were used as throwing weapons. The earlier versions were made of bronze, but iron, once it was available, became the material of choice for the Greek spearhead. Made by Windlass Steelcrafts®.
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 supplied).
The Peltasts or light infantry of ancient Greece were often armed with multiple light javelins, often with throwing straps to increase standoff power. Our javelin head has been modeled for use after these lighter yet deadly spears. Hand forged of tempered steel, these heads are made to fit wooden shafts of 7/8" diameter. Made by Windlass Steelcrafts.
Although we do not know the exact form and shape of the Viking Hewing Spear, we do know that they were used. This is a spear that would thrust effectively and yet have the power to cut decisively. High carbon steel blade. Slim and attractive, it is just the spear to carry on your next medieval outing. Pole not included with hewing spear. Made by Windlass Steelcrafts®.