Spears were a common weapon in the armies of classical antiquity. The Greeks used long spears in the phalanx for stabbing: the doru. In the Roman army, legionaries threw their pilum or javelin to break enemy lines and create confusion. The pilum often got stuck in a shield and could not be quickly removed. The enemy then chose to continue fighting without a shield and was more vulnerable. The hasta was another Roman spear to use in close combat.
The spear was also a very popular weapon among the Vikings, more popular than the sword because it was cheaper. The spear consisted of a long wooden shaft and a steel spearhead. Discover our beautiful selection of Viking spears. Additionally, you can also find loose spear heads and wooden shafts to make your own spear. Germanic spearheads, Viking spearheads and winged spearheads with hand-forged finishes are all for sale here. For the collector of razor-sharp spears we have Cold Steel spears and pole weapons.
The halberd is a dreaded weapon of the late Middle Ages and the Renaissance. Many soldiers fought with a halberd as primary weapon, these were the halberdiers. The halberd was designed to fight the cavalry and pierce strong armor. The halberd could inflict great damage to a cavalryman and horse. The halberd was an accessible weapon for infantry. In addition to the halberd, you can also find other medieval and Renaissance pole weapons in our webshop, like the glaive and the berdiche. These were also reasonably cheap and accessible weapons that were developed because farmers started to use their agricultural tools as weapons in war. Heads of halberds and glaives are also available separately, so you can make your own pole weapon for reenactment.
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