Primarily used as a thrusting weapon, the so-called "winged" or "lugged" spear actually has its origins in the Frankish-Carolingian era and remained in use well into the High Middle Ages as both a war and hunting spear. The wings or lugs on the sides were designed to prevent overpenetration in an attack (which would make it more difficult to pull out the spear) and to deflect enemy blows in combat. The "boar spear", as the name implies, was specifically designed for boar and big game hunting and came in many variations. The side wings of the spearhead were not only intended to prevent the spear from penetrating too deeply into the animal's body, but also gave the hunter additional control and protection against a wounded and ferocious animal. This large medieval spearhead is ideal for settings from the 8th/9th to 11th/12th centuries. The design bears strong resemblance to the Carolingian winged spears commonly used by warriors and hunters in the early Middle Ages. Made of hardened EN45 carbon steel, this spearhead has a length of approximately 50 cm (19.75 in.) and an imposing long, wide blade-shaped blade, capable of inflicting deep and wide stab wounds and killing a large animal with one powerful blow . The protruding lugs just below the blade on both sides of the plinth are about 4mm thick. Using two pre-drilled holes, the spearhead can be securely attached to the wooden shaft of your choice to create your very own spear. Please note that shaft and additional mounting material are not included in the delivery._x000D_
Material: tempered EN45 spring steel (high carbon steel, not stainless)
Overall length (incl. socket): approx. 50 cm
Edge: semi-sharp (1 mm), not suitable for battles
Blade length: approx. 35 cm
Max. blade width: approx. 6.5 cm
Blade thickness: approx. 5 mm
Length of socket: approx. 15 cm
Inner diameter of socket: approx. 2.8 cm
Width at wings: approx. 11 cm
Weight: approx. 880 g
Based on a historical original
Shipment weight (g): 1000 *
We do not sell this product to customers under the age of 18. Click here for more information on the European arms acts._x000D_
This item is produced in limited quantities only. This means that every piece is unique. Sizes & finish may vary lightly from piece to piece._x000D_
Prevent rust and corrosion by oiling your weapons regularly. Remove rust easily with black sandpaper. Remove burrs with a whetstone. Make sure you have removed all burrs before using a battle-ready weapon, as they can cause wounds._x000D__x000D_ _x000D__x000D_
When packaging this item, we exclusively use 100% recycled plastic and recycled paper/cardboard from FSC certified forests. We reuse a large part of the material directly without the intervention of a recycling process.
Recycle the material by separating your waste:
1. Cardboard: separate or reuse your paper.
2. Plastic cushions, clothing bags and plastic tape: separate or reuse your plastic. If possible, pierce the cushions with a volume reduction needle.
3. Paper packaging for jewelry and small items: these have a plastic inner layer. Remove these, then separate your paper and plastic.
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