Square Roman Pilum a principle tool of the Roman legionnaire, well designed to destroy the ability of the opponent's shield defense. The short head of the pilum could easily penetrate a wooden shield, and the long neck prevented the head from being cut off. Thus encumbered, the shield was rendered useless, leaving the opponent unprotected. The Square Roman Pilum, made of mild steel would easily bend, preventing it from being thrown back (when the heat of the battle had subsided, it could be retrieved and straightened). Our replica Roman Pilum is of a late version that is slightly weighted to aid penetration, common about 100 A.D.
Note: wooden shaft is not included. We recommend our 1-1/4" Ash pole 54 Inches OX006 available separately so you can customize your own length (normally 82 inches overall). Simply file and sand the end, fit to metal socket with epoxy. Should you wish extra strength you can then drill through the fitting area and pin with a metal pin.
Blade: appr. 2"
Wt: 2-1/4 lbs