This spearhead is a replica of a 7th century piece found in Dunadd in Scotland. The spearhead was used by the Gaelic Scots that settled in Scotland from Ulster. Similar spearheads were used between the 7th and 10th century in the whole of Europe. This type of spearhead was even used to the 16th century by the Gaels. The original is currently in the collection of the National museum of Scotland in Edinburgh.
Dún Add on the Scottish westcoast was the residence of the kings of Dál Riata. This type of spear was very popular amongst the Gaelic people. They were used for both casting and stabbing and were ideal for hit-and-run techniques. It is possibly the spear that was called 'gae' in Irish stories.
This spearhead is fully handmade and is just as the original 19,7 cm long, has a leafshaped blade of max. 3,72 cm wide and a socket of 9,92 cm.
This piece is a museum replica.
Head size: 19.7 x 3.7 cm
Ring diameter: 3 cm
Material: spring steel (DIN 54SiCr6) 50 HRC
Edge: blunt 3 mm (battle-ready)/semi-sharp/sharp/safety tip
Shaft included: no
Based on a historic original: yes
Transport weight (grams): 1000 *
This item cannot be shipped to countries outside the EU due to its length.
This item is produced in limited quantities only. This means that every piece is unique. Sizes & finish may vary lightly from piece to piece.
We do not sell this product to customers under the age of 18. Click here for more information on the European arms acts.
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