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A lot of early medieval spearheads were made of damascus steel. The tip was made from several layers of steel that were interwoven. This spearhead is authentically made. It is a replica of a 6th century South Germanic spearhead, but similar originals occurred until the 10th century.
Spearheads like this were used not only by the Germanic tribes in central Europe, but by the Anglo-Saxons, British and Vikings as well. This type of spearhead is described in the Norse spearhead typification by Petersen.
The spearhead has a total length of 24,5 cm and a ring with a diameter of 22 mm. The blade has a length of 12 cm.
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.
Tip: How to adjust the finish of your armour and weaponry
Luxurious (polished)- polish the steel with metal polish or toothpaste. You can even give the item a mirror-like polish. Test on a small surface first!
Handmade (matte)- soak the steel in cola for 40 minutes to 20 hours. Check regularly and treat with black sandpaper.
Antique (patinated) leave the steel to rust for some time in a damp environment, preferably outside. Remove the red layer of rust, to reveal the corroded top layer.
Please note. After finishing the product yourself, the warranty and return right expire. Celtic WebMerchant is not responsible for the obtained result.
The original method of making Damascus steel from Wootz steel was lost in the modern era. Nowadays, the name Damascus steel is used as a generic term for pattern welded / laminated or melted steel made out of two or more different steel types.
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