A Roman pilum head by Windlass Steelcrafts, perfect if you want to make your own pilum. This pilum is delivered including a wooden attachment, but without a wooden shaft. So you can decide for yourself what the weapon will look like. The pilum was the spear of the Roman legion in Roman times. The pilum was thrown at the enemy to break shield formations and destroy the shield. The pilum bore into the shield and the opponent was forced to throw the shield aside, making him more vulnerable in battle. The pilum was also made of mild steel so that it bent quickly without breaking. This prevented the opponent from using it as a throwing spear. After the battle, the legionaries gathered their pilum to straighten it. This Windlass pilum is based on a common type of pilum from the first century AD, it is slightly weighted to aid penetration. A beautiful pilum for Roman reenactment and Roman costumes.
Material: mild steel
Edge: semi-sharp (0,7 mm)
Length: 105.2 cm
Length steel part: 89.6 cm
Diameter for shaft: 30.75 mm
Weight: 1235 grams
Dimensions of the bottom of the wooden part: 5.1 x 5.1 cm
Based on a historical original
Shipment weight (g): 1500 *
We do not sell this product to customers under the age of 18. Click here for more information on the European arms acts.
This item is produced in limited quantities only. This means that every piece is unique. Sizes & finish may vary lightly from piece to piece.
Prevent rust and corrosion by oiling your weapons regularly. Remove rust easily with black sandpaper. Remove burrs with a whetstone. Make sure you have removed all burrs before using a battle-ready weapon, as they can cause wounds.
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."