The medieval man-at-arms was a stalwart and dependable fighter who exhibited great martial prowess with a range of weapons. He was the veteran of many conflicts and was often first into the fray. To honor these rugged, salt-of-the-earth warriors, Cold Steel has created a range of true journeyman’s weapons called the Man at Arms Collection.
These battle-ready weapons may lack the polished silver steelwork of Cold Steel’s high-end weapons, but they are quite similar in quality and performance. And when well-oiled, they are gleamingly beautiful in their own right.
The Man at Arms collection features a selection of some of Cold Steel’s finest products, but at a markedly reduced price. If you always wanted a Cold Steel piece but couldn’t afford one, this collection is made for you.
Inspired by historical examples, and modeled after a custom weapon by bladesmith Dave Baker, Cold Steel’s Polish Mace is a masterclass of minimalist design.
Unlike highly decorated Bulawa or ceremonial weapons, these simple utilitarian maces were often plain and unadorned, and tucked into a sash or belt at the waist, ready to be quickly snatched and brought into play as a last-ditch tool for personal defense. Quickly grabbed with either hand, the wielder could use this stout steel mace to thrust and jab at speed, or swing it to land a heavier (and more devastating) percussive blow.
Small and surprisingly lightweight, the Polish mace has a thick-walled, hollow handle and a ridged, bulb-shaped steel head with a polished brass finial on the crown.
Easily customized, modified or wrapped for historical reenactment, this practical mace is a fun and unusual addition to any collection!
– Material: 1055 high carbon steel
– Overall length: approx. 47.6 cm
– Handle length: approx. 15.2 cm
– Thickness (Shaft): approx. 2.5 cm
– Head: approx. 5.7 cm diameter
– Weight: approx. 1094 g