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, however, continued to use the hasta. The pilum was meant to throw from a longer distance, but the hasta was meant for close combat stabbing. It was therefore effective against the cavalry. The hasta was historically made from bronze or iron.
This hasta is made of metal and comes with a wooden shaft. It is just as long as the historical hasta (total length of 2.3 meters). The hasta is therefore delivered in two parts. In the middle of the shaft is a screw construction with which you can screw the two halves together.
Material: steel, wood;
Edge: semi-sharp (1 mm);
Length: 230 cm;
Blade length: 50 cm;
Based on historical original;
Only suitable for decorative use;
Delivery including shaft with screw construction;
Shipping weight: 5 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.