Classical Leaf-Shaped Spearhead, approx. 31 cm
The leaf-shaped spearhead was a recurring design throughout the history of the spear. Used for both hunting and warfare as early as in the Bronze Age, it came in the most various styles across many eras and cultures – from the Celts to the ancient Romans and Greeks to the Vikings – and continued to see service until well into the Middle Ages.
With its distinctive, raised midrib, the variation we offer here would have been used across the classical antiquity by Roman, Greek and Celt warriors. Crafted from tempered EN45 high carbon steel, it is approx. 31 cm (12.25 in.) long and has an approx. 22 cm long blade. It comes with two pre-drilled holes that allow it to be secured onto the wooden staff of your choice to create your own ancient spear. The haft and additional mounting hardware are not included in the delivery.
Alternatively, collectors may purchase our wooden spearhead stand (available separately, product no. 1816375000) to display their treasures in style in their armoury.
Please note that this spearhead is primarily designed as a collectible, decoration piece or prop and by no means suited for combat re-enactment! The blade’s point is not rounded, and the edges are not sharpened, yet slightly ground (with suitable equipment and the necessary know-how and skills, they may be ground to sharpness if needed).
– Material: tempered EN45 spring steel (high carbon steel, not stainless)
– Overall length (incl. socket): approx. 31.2 cm
– Blade length: approx. 22 cm
– Max. width: approx. 5.5 cm
– Blade thickness: approx. 6 mm
– Length of socket: approx. 9.2 cm
– Inner diameter of socket: approx. 2.7 cm
– Weight: approx. 380 g
Specs may slightly vary from piece to piece.
The steel used here is not rust-proof and might show slight surface tarnishing in places. We recommend you to maintain the spearhead on a regular basis, for example using Ballistol Universal Oil, which is ideally suited for steel care.