Winged Spearhead, 10th-11th cen.

The socket of this winged spearhead is decorated with eight shallow groves: two short ones above each wing and two longer ones at the other two sides. More information...

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Winged Spearhead, 10th-11th century

A Winged Spearhead is a special form of lance that has two wing-shaped-overhangs on the socket. It has been used since the early Middle Ages to about 1200 and served primarily as a war weapon, but was probably also used for hunting of wild boars. As early as in the 10th Century under the rule of the Ottonian dynasty the lance (winged spear) got a representative function equal to the sword. From this time comes the legend about the Holy Lance, which has been granted a key role in the victory at the Battle of Lechfeld. Numerous of illustrations of guards with winged-lances come from these times and support this thesis.

Specifications

  • 31,5cm overall length
  • 20,5cm length of the spearhead blade
  • 34mm diameter of the socket
  • Weight approx. 440 g (sharp blade)
  • Hand-forged from carbon steel (not stainless)
  • Made in Czech Republic

Please note: Originals of polearms often reached lengths of more than two meters (79 inches). This is more than the transport restriction allows. If you order this weapon replica with a wooden pole, it will be delivered in parts with a ca 198cm (78ichens) long wooden pole. You will have to assemble the parts yourself. All parts including rivets are included in the delivery. All needed pins to connect up the pieces including the metal strips that run down the shaft and the leather fringes are supplied.

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