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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.
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.
In the case of hand-forged blade our blacksmith takes the already rolled spring steel and forges it with hand on the anvil or under the monkey (drop hammer). By forging becomes the steel more compacted (denser). Industrially rolled spring steel blades are made by cutting steel plate into strips under drop shears. Then they are ground or milled/grooved and without further forging directly put into the annealing furnace and hardened in oil bath. The qualities of both kinds of blades do not differ from each other much since the industrial rolling is already very good. On forged blades usually have forge traces, which give them an authentic and unique look.