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.