Pole Arms, Spearheads & Butt Caps

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Hewing Spearhead

The Celts, as well as the Vikings, used this type of spear as an effective cutting weapon. Overall: 19-1/2"

Greek Spearhead

This Spearhead measures 16’’ long and can be used both as spear and pike. Made by Windlass Steelcrafts.

Flat Ended Butt Cap

This cap is made of mild steel. Ready to mount. Does not represent any one specific time or place. Made by Windlass Steelcrafts. Overall: 5"


This style spear was put to use during a wide range of history, from Ancient Celts and Greeks to well through the Renaissance. This blade is made of tempered steel and fits a 1-1/4" round pole. Made by Windlass Steelcrafts. Overall: 16"

Butt Cap for Greek Spear

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

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.

Top Customer Reviews

Review of: English Bill Polearm Head

I do wish that the socket was wider but I managed to fit it snugly into a 6’ X 1-5/8” pole then pinned it on. It looks great and feels powerful while still being light and nimble to use. As soon as I picked it up I knew why it was such a common and popular pole arm. If I was a lower to middle class medieval soldier (and I would be), this would be my weapon of choice. These are kind of hard to find, but a must-have for us Wars of the Roses Stans.
Reviewed by: Peter, January 24, 2024

Review of: Lance Head

Pointy and strongly built.
Reviewed by: Ben, March 24, 2023

Review of: Winged Broad Viking Spear

The pictures do no justice to how imposing this weapon is once mounted on a six foot pole. The craftmanship seems to be all I've come to expect from Windlass; the socket is well formed and smooth, so it was easy to mount. It needs a good sharpening (as stated), but once that is complete, this will be one dangerous fighting spear.
Reviewed by: Shannon, January 05, 2023

Review of: English Bill Polearm Head

For the price, this bill head is a great deal! It is very straight and it is well tempered..

A note concerning the diameter of the socket: while it states 1 3/8 inch size, the INNER diameter is around 1 1/4 inch at its thickest. Hopefully this info helps when trying to taper a pole or handle to fit.

Overall it is a great value, considering that Medieval/Renaissance billhooks are hard to come by unless custom made. I highly recommend this head.
Reviewed by: Alexa, September 22, 2022

Review of: Winged Viking Spear Head

I wanted to make a real spear that could be used as a main weapon or a throwing spear at close range (because of the weight of the ash pole).  I also knew that the Norse were mostly armed with spears and not swords, so I wanted to see how wielding a Viking type spear would be.  This spear head is perfect for thrusting, cutting, and with a metal end piece, for use as a quarter staff in combat.  The winged part helps keep the spear from going too far into an opponent's body and also acts as a small hook for possibly dismounting someone by pulling back on the spear. It fit the ash pole very well and I am very pleased with it.  I recommend staining the pole after beveling it to fit the spear head so that it will resist rot inside the metal enclosure.
Reviewed by: DeVaul, June 15, 2022

Review of: Sergeant's Halberd

I used this head to built a 7-foot halberd, with the MR Greek spear butt cap at the opposite end, which looks great and has good weight as a counterbalance. I used an oval red oak pole, which is about 1" on the narrow measurement, and about 1-1/4" on the long side of the oval. The oval shape feels great and allows for proper indexing, and also has greater strength along the striking axis of the oval vs. a 1" round pole. I do still wonder if the (red oak) pole is strong enough given the narrow and short socket, but I'm loathe to test it.. .. I sharpened the axe, hook, and blade edges myself. I found the inside diameter of the halberd head socket to be almost exactly 1" at its widest on mine, and the depth of the socket was right around 5" if memory serves. The socket is drilled for a pin, which is ideal as I always make and use one.
Reviewed by: David, October 14, 2021

Review of: Triangular Spear Head

Great looking spear head .  I Do not  know why it was made to fit a 1 inch shaft.  I think that it will take a good edge .
Reviewed by: Chester, July 30, 2021

Review of: European Boar Spear Head

Its great, but not as good as the winged spear head the use to have.
Reviewed by: Tyrone, April 25, 2021

Review of: Winged Viking Spear Head

This spearhead is a serious piece of hardware! It’s much larger that other spear heads I have. Very pleased with it!
Reviewed by: Paul, August 03, 2020

Review of: Winged Viking Spear Head

Good and stable spear head, and I wish that you guys could add a sharpening option.
Reviewed by: Tyrone, July 03, 2020