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Viking Thrusting Spearhead with Ornate Socket

Item no.:  HN-XH2038 EAN: 4250673442690
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Viking Thrusting Spearhead with Ornate Socket The Viking thrusting spear was more commonly...more
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Viking Thrusting Spearhead with Ornate Socket

The Viking thrusting spear was more commonly used than swords, being much less expensive to produce. The wings (also called lugs), of Frankish origin, limited the penetration of the weapon and provided an effective parrying guard.

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.

Important notes:
Only spearhead supplied (without shaft).
This spearhead is cast hollow and therefore not suitable for functional use.

Key features:
- Viking thrusting spearhead
- Niello-like effect finish
- Shaft diameter of approx. 2.5 cm

- Overall length: approx. 40.6 cm
- Blade length: approx. 24.8 cm
- Thickness at guard: approx. 18 mm
- Weight: approx. 624 g
- Manufacturer's product no.: XH2038

Specs may slightly vary from piece to piece.

Please note:
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.

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