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VIKING SHORT BLADED SPEAR HEADNobleWares Image of Viking Short Bladed Spear Head XH2040 by CAS HanweiNobleWares Image of Viking Short Bladed Spear Head XH2040 by CAS Hanwei XH2040 CAS Hanwei
The decorated spearheads demonstrate 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. CAS Hanwei's decorating process provides a lustrous, permanent Niello-like effect. The spearhead has a shaft diameter of 1". The Viking Short Bladed Spear is typical of those of Celtic origin, imported into Scandinavia. The short blade, inherently stiffer and more resistant to bending or breaking, was capable of piercing any body armour of the period. Although these spear head can be displayed beautifully solo, fitting this head with one of our ash poles makes for even more finished authenticity and impressive look within your Viking decor. Also makes a perfect prop piece for film, theatre or authentic costuming.


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Length Overall: 9-1/2"
Width Overall: 1-13/16"
Shaft Diameter: 1"
Blade Edge: blunt
Edge Length: 5-3/4"
Thickness at guard: .510"
High Carbon Steel w/ Antiqued Finish
Weight: 7.2 oz

Note: This spear head is cast hollow, and therefore not suitable to functional use where hard impacts are sustained.

Below are recommended accessories for finishing, maintaining, and displaying your XH2040 Viking Short Bladed Spear Head by CAS Hanwei:
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The spear was the most commonly used weapon in the Viking age. During this time, spear heads took many forms. The spearheads were made of iron, and, like sword blades, were made using pattern welding techniques during the early part of the Viking era. They were frequently decorated with inlays of precious metals or with scribed geometric patterns. Spear heads were fixed to wooden shafts using a rivet. The sockets on the surviving spear heads suggest that the shafts were typically round, with a diameter of 2-3cm (about one inch). A strong, straight-grained wood such as ash was used. While spears were certainly used as missiles during the Viking age, more commonly, the spear was used as a thrusting weapon. In addition to being used for thrusting, spears were used for cutting.
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