Description of the Product

With the increasing sturdiness of plate armor, the sword became less and less effective against a fully armored knight. Axes and maces soon became the weapon of choice for hand-to-hand combat of the mounted knight. The war hammer quickly evolved and became one of the premier weapons. Generally, it was lighter than the mace, and faster. Often it was made somewhat longer, so that the reach could be extended, but also shortened if need be.

This hammer, dated to circa 1400, features a large end spike for piercing through armor, as well as smaller spikes on the sides. The head is attached with steel langets to the hardwood shaft, which is studded for a secure grip.

  • Made by Windlass Steelcrafts
  • Overall length 67 cm
  • Head: 3 cm x 12,5cm
  • Weight 1140 g
  • Materials: Carbon steel head and hardwood shaft
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