With the discovery of metal, spears became much more effective. In just about all cultures, metal Flat Butt Caps were used to protect the base of the shaft and to add balance to the overall weapon. Can be used for any spear since the beginning of the Iron Age. Well made of mild steel and gives an improved appearance as well as balancing the spear. These are generic and do not represent any one specific time or place. Ready to mount to any of our Ash Poles.