Roman hasta, blade

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Roman hasta, blade

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The word "hasta" means spear in Latin. The early Roman legionaries used the hasta. During the republican period, the hasta was replaced on a large scale by the pilum and gladius. The cavalry and auxiliae continued to use the hasta. The pilum was meant to throw from a longer distance, but the hasta was for close combat. It was therefore effective against cavalry. The hasta was historically made of bronze or iron.

This hasta is made of metal and comes without a wooden shaft. It is semi-sharp so only suitable for decorative use. You can also blunten it.

Material: steel;
Edge: semi-sharp (1 mm);
Blade length: 50 cm;
Based on historical original;
Only suitable for decorative use;
Delivered without shaft;
Shipping weight: 1 kg

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.
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