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War Hammers

War hammers were mostly used in the late Middle Ages, they were used against mounted opponents or used in close combat, depending on the length of the handle. Museum Replicas offers a great selection of light, fast and deadly war hammers that became the weapon of choice for hand-to-hand combat of the mounted knight. 

These versatile close combat weapons were capable of inflicting significant injury to an armored knight. The spiked end could be used to grab the reins of the horse, while the hammer was ideal against plate armor.

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Fisted War Hammer

This war hammer features an all-steel head sporting both a flat-headed hammer and a deadly 5” spike. Shaft is a rustic looking hardwood. Battle-worn antique finish.

Heavy War Hammer

This hammer features steel langets which help to guard the shaft and secure the head to the hardwood shaft. Overall 23". Weighs 2-3/4 lbs.

War Hammer with Spike

This hammer features a large end spike and small spikes on the sides. Head is attached with steel langets to the hardwood shaft which is also studded for a secure grip. Overall 26-1/2”. Weighs 2 lbs/4 oz.

Late Period War Hammer

This all-steel war hammer features a strong, tough spike that balances off the wide faced hammerhead. Cord-wrapped grip. Length 23-1/4". Weighs 3 lbs/4 oz.

German War Hammer

This medieval hammer is replicated from an example in the German National Museum in Nuremberg. Steel head secured to hardwood shaft with steel langets. Overall 21-1/2". Weighs 2 lbs.

English War Hammer

This war hammer is replicated expertly from a private collection. Light, fast and deadly. Overall 25-1/4". Weighs 1-3/4 lbs.

Top Customer Reviews

Review of: Heavy War Hammer

Mine just arrived today and man is this thing fun! Looks like a decorative piece and weilds like it was made to break things. As others have noted, this thing isn't for the faint of heart but swings like a kid at the park. The first in what will be my new collection of hammers.
Reviewed by: Steven, September 09, 2021

Review of: Heavy War Hammer

I was pleasantly surprised at the quality. This is a sturdy, heavy duty weapon. Strong enough for role-play and attractive enough for wall display. I would definitely recommend this for the price.
Reviewed by: Hardin, June 28, 2021

Review of: Fisted War Hammer

I don't know if this hammer is a limited run or not, But I would definitely recommend this unit here. The handle feels and looks amazing with the rough hewn texture.  
The weight of the cast fist makes the swing effortless.
Reviewed by: Christopher, August 24, 2020

Review of: Heavy War Hammer

If you are looking for a hammer that will bring the hurt ... this is the one to get. The head on this thing is amazing. Everything is right and tight. Get one!
Reviewed by: Dan, February 27, 2020

Review of: Heavy War Hammer

I own another War Hammer from (brand x). And while still a fine hammer, not to brag, I am a larger warrior at 5' 8, 200 pounds of muscle, who trains regularly. So when "Heavy" Warhammer arrived I was not disappointed !!! When they say heavy they mean it !! Not too heavy as to be unwieldy in one hand, but NOT for the faint of heart. A GREAT shield/hammer combo. The etching is a very nice touch. As in all wood products it may shrink/swell a tiny bit, which I DID notice here in Florida, but nothing to worry about and barely noticeable. My only complaint is the lack of some sort of buttcap. But that's an easy fix. Love this Hammer, quickly became my favorite 👍
-Casey in FL
Reviewed by: Casey, September 21, 2018

Review of: Fisted War Hammer

Even better in person. Massive piece. Looks just like the pictures & is high quality.
Reviewed by: guy, September 28, 2017

Review of: Heavy War Hammer

The War Hammer was developed to overcome surface hardened steel of wrought iron armors of the late medieval battlefields during the 14th and 15th centuries. Sword points would not penetrate the armor.  With the War Hammer, you knock down the foe with full force of the hammer end and then deliver the final blow with the spiked end to the thinner  parts of the armor. Nasty weapon indeed. This War Hammer is beautiful. Excellent steel, design and workmanship. The langets fasten the head to the handle with  brass screws and the langets also protect both sides down the handle for 12.5 inches. Balances well with one or two hands. Just the right size. This is a keeper at a good price. Love it!!!!
Reviewed by: Gerald, July 13, 2016

Review of: War Hammer with Spike

Excellent quality, with a very weighty head piece. Wood handle is a little lighter than the picture, but still looks great.
Reviewed by: Douglas, December 19, 2014

Review of: Heavy War Hammer

*Drool*... ugh.. sooooo awesome. It arrived less than a week after ordering (in flawless condition), and I promptly destroyed some pallets with a vengeance. The spike actually snapped a treated 4x4 in half with one good swing! I swear to god it was the coolest thing ever. Perfect zombie killer -- you could puncture an engine block with this thing. The only downside is that the handle on it is much lighter (unfinished) than in the picture, but some tongue oil will fix that right up. Can't wait til the wife leaves again so I can find more useless crap to destroy. Well done windlass!
Reviewed by: Robert, April 01, 2013

Review of: Heavy War Hammer

Bad ass
Reviewed by: kevin, December 22, 2011