The Viking Thrusting Spear was more commonly used than the sword, being much less expensive to produce. The wings or lugs, of Frankish origin, both limited the penetration of the weapon and provided an effective parrying guard. This decorated forged spearhead demonstrates the Viking’s creative mix of art and war, whereby weapons often carried intricate patterns, created 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 is rubbed into the engraving it remains black, while the rest of the surface is polished to a bright finish. Our decorating process uses a little more technology but still provides a lustrous, permanent Niello-like effect. Our 005-IB ash poles are ideal for completing the thrusting spear. Please note: The blades of the Viking Thrusting Spear now come with an antique finish.
* Historically accurate
* Fully functional
* Forged steel
Blade Length: 9 3/4“
Weight: 1lb 6oz
Thickness at Guard: .695
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