Viking Throwing Spearhead, ornate socket

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Brands Medieval

Product Code: 110544

Viking Throwing Spearhead with ornate socket

The Viking spearhead offered here displays the narrow, sharply pointed blade designed to pierce mail. The Nordic warrior frequently took several light throwing spears into combat, carried in the shield hand in a charge. These were thrown as the distance closed, leaving the warrior free to use his sword or axe in hand-to-hand fighting.

Hanwei's decorated spearheads, designed by Paul Chen, demonstrate the Vikings' creative mix of art and war, whereby weapons often carried intricate patterns which were created by using the niello process. This involved using an alloy of several metals (notably silver) mixed with sulfur, which was rubbed into an incised pattern and then fired. Where the alloy had been rubbed into the engravings, it would remain black, while the rest of the surface would be polished to a bright finish. The decorating process used at Hanwei involves a little less alchemy but still provides a lustrous, permanent niello-like effect.

Important notes:
Only spearhead supplied (without shaft).
This spearhead is cast hollow and therefore not suitable for functional use.

Key features:
- Viking throwing spearhead
- Niello-like effect finish
- Shaft diameter of approx. 2.5 cm

- Overall length: approx. 41.3 cm
- Blade length: approx. 24.8 cm
- Thickness at guard: approx. 14 mm
- Weight: approx. 340 g
- Manufacturer's product no.: XH2039

Specs may slightly vary from piece to piece.

Please note:
We do not sell this product to customers under the age of 18. Please provide your birth date when ordering. We'll also need a copy of your ID-card or passport by email, scan, fax or mail.