Viking Throwing Spearhead, ornate socket
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Viking Throwing Spearhead with ornate socket
The Viking spearhead offered here displays the narrow, sharply pointed blade designed to pierce mail. The Nordic warrior frequently
took several light throwing spears into combat, carried in the shield hand in a charge. These were thrown as the distance closed,
leaving the warrior free to use his sword or axe in hand-to-hand fighting.
Hanwei's decorated spearheads, designed by Paul Chen, demonstrate the Vikings' creative mix of art and war, whereby weapons often
carried intricate patterns which were created by 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 had been rubbed into the
engravings, it would remain black, while the rest of the surface would be polished to a bright finish. The decorating process used
at Hanwei involves a little less alchemy but still provides a lustrous, permanent niello-like effect.
Only spearhead supplied (without shaft).
This spearhead is cast hollow and therefore not suitable for functional use.
- Viking throwing spearhead
- Niello-like effect finish
- Shaft diameter of approx. 2.5 cm
- Overall length: approx. 41.3 cm
- Blade length: approx. 24.8 cm
- Thickness at guard: approx. 14 mm
- Weight: approx. 340 g
- Manufacturer's product no.: XH2039
Specs may slightly vary from piece to piece.
We do not sell this product to customers under the age of 18. Please provide your birth date when ordering. We'll also need a copy of
your ID-card or passport by email, scan, fax or mail
Viking Throwing Spearhead with ornate socket The Viking spearhead offered here displays the narrow, sharply pointed blade designed to pierce mail. The Nordi