This spear head is a full replica of an early medieval original found in Ireland, which is nowadays in the National museum of Ireland in Dublin. Little is known of the origin of this spear head, but fragments of a similar example indicate that it was made between the 9th and the 11th century. It was likely forged by a Frankish or Scandinavian blacksmith. The type is quite unique in Ireland, but is found regularly on the continent of Europe.
A wide variety of spears were used in Ireland. Some were meant specially for throwing or stabbing, others were used for both. It is possible that this model was meant when the literature refered to the sleg coicrind, a five poited spear.
As the original, this reproduction is 31,5 cm long, with a blade of 20,5 cm long and 4 cm wide. It has a socket with a max. diameter of 3,4 cm. The blade was damastisized on one side, which is simulated by an engraving mirroring the original. Above the wings there are several notches, just as a piece from Dorestad (the Netherlands). The wings are 2,4 wide.
This article is a museum replica.
Length: 31.5 cm
Head size: 20.5 cm
Ring diameter: 3.4 cm;
Weight: 440 g
Material: spring steel (DIN 54SiCr6) 50 HRC
Edge: blunt 3 mm (battle-ready)/semi-sharp/sharp
Safety tip: yes
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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