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Viking Thrusting Spearhead

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Viking Thrusting Spearhead

- Historically accurate
- Fully functional
- Antiqued Finish

Our decorated spearhead is one of the best available to buy in the UK. It 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 sulphur 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. Each spearhead has a shaft diameter of 1”. The Viking Thrusting Spear was more commonly used than swords, 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. Total head length is 40cm. Does not include shaft. 

SKU: XH2038

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Excl. Tax: £56.55 Incl. Tax: £67.86

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Our decorated spearhead is one of the best available to buy in the UK. It 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 sulphur 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. Each spearhead has a shaft diameter of 1”. The Viking Thrusting Spear was more commonly used than swords, 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. Total head length is 40cm. Does not include shaft. 

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Specification

- Blade length: 25cm
- Overall length: 42cm
- Weight: 437g
- Thickness at Guard: 1.8cm
Specs will vary slightly from piece to piece.

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