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VIKING THROWING SPEAR HEADNobleWares Image of Viking Throwing Spear Head XH2039 by CAS Hanwei XH2039 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. Each spearhead has a shaft diameter of 1”. Although these spear heads can be displayed beautifully solo, fitting this head with a pole can lend a finished spear with greater authenticity and can create a visually impressive highlight in your Viking decor. With a pole this head makes a perfect prop piece for film, theatre or authentic costuming. A correct size pole for this model is currently not available. The XH2039 requires a thinner, lighter shaft; best found, as with the originals, in the wild.


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Length Overall: 16"
Width Overall: 1-1/2"
Shaft Diameter: 1"
Blade Edge: blunt
Edge Length: 9-1/2"
Thickness at guard: .570"
High Carbon Steel w/ Antiqued Finish
Weight: 9.4 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 XH2039 Viking Throwing Spear Head by CAS Hanwei:
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During the Viking age, 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. The Nordic warrior frequently carried several light Throwing Spears into combat. This style displays the narrow, sharply pointed head designed to pierce mail. These were thrown as the distance closed, leaving the warrior free to use his sword or axe in hand-to-hand fighting.
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