A javelin is a light spear designed primarily to be thrown, historically as a ranged weapon. The word javeline comes from Middle English and it derives from Old French javelin, a diminutive of javelot, which meant spear. The shaft is made of solid ash and has untreated finish. The spear-tip (javelin) is not mounted. Two nails for fastening on the shaft are included in delivery. We recommend an additional gluing with hot glue or birch pitch. The ash-shaft tapers in both directions. The butt cap made of metal provides the counterweight the spearhead, so you can throw precisely. It also prevents splitting of the shaft end of unprotected wood. More information...
Germanic Javelin, 1st cent. BC. – 5th cent. AD
The javelin is disassembled into three parts (spearhead, shaft and butt cap), not to be damaged in transport.
- The shaft is about 140cm long and has a diameter of approx. 24mm
- Total length of the spearhead is approx. 130mm
- The socket of the spearhead has an inside diameter of about 14 and about 17mm outside
- Total length of the butt cap (shaft foot) is approx. 85mm
- Weights: 150 g spearhead; wooden shaft 300 g; butt cap 80 g
This Germanic Javelin (also called Framea) is suitable for practical use. However, no guarantee of breakage of the wood shaft is granted.
As this is a handmade product, there may be differences from the photos shown.
Please note: If you order this weapon replica with a wooden pole, it will be delivered in parts. You will have to assemble the parts yourself. All parts including rivets are included in the delivery.