This spearhead is a replica of a 2nd century original that was used by the Batavian auxiliae at Hadrian's Wall. Javelins like this were used all over Northern Europe between the 2nd century and the 10th century AD. Several originals have been excavated in Denmark, Gotland, Dorestad (Netherlands) and South-England. This type of javelin was a weapon that was especially used by the Germanic tribes. Celtic Britain's linguistic research has shown that in the Old-Irish literature, this type of javelin was presumably referred to as 'fogae'. This type of javelin was even used in Ireland until the 16th century.
This spearhead is completely handmade, its length is 28,6 cm and its max. width is 4,9 cm. It weighs approx. 324 g and is completely functional. Because of its size, this javelin had a great impact and could even pierce through chainmail. Product details:
Head size: 28.6 x 4.9 cm
Ring diameter: 2.7-3.5 cm;
Weight: 324 g
Material: spring steel (DIN 54SiCr6) 50 HRC
Edge: blunt 3 mm (battle-ready)/semi-sharp/sharp
Shaft included: no
Based on a historic original: yes
Transport weight (grams): 1000 *
This item is produced in limited quantities only. This means that every piece is unique. Sizes & finish may vary lightly from piece to piece.
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