Short Bladed Viking Spear Head 9 1/2"


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This decorated spearhead demonstrates the Vikings 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 sulfur 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. The decorating process of our Spear Head uses a little less alchemy, but still provides a lustrous, permanent Niello-like effect. Each spearhead has a shaft diameter of 1. Spearheads only are supplied. The Viking Short Bladed Spear is typical of those of Celtic origin, imported into Scandinavia. The short blade, inherently stiffer and more resistant to bending or breaking, was capable of piercing any body armour of the period.

Note: This spear head is cast hollow, and therefore not suitable to functional use.
Short Bladed Viking Spear Head Features:
  • Cast out of steel
  • Intricate pattern
  • Niello-like effect
  • 1 inch shaft diameter
Overall: 9 1/2
Blade Length: 6
Weight: 10oz
Thickness at Guard: .510

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