Functional War Hammers

A weapon of the late Middle Ages, the medieval war hammer could be used to attack mounted warriors or in close combat depending on the length of the handle. Functional war hammers could deliver impressive blows to targets even when they were wearing armor, contrasting the glancing blows of swords and axes. Also known as a maul, historical war hammers often featured a spike on one end of the head for grappling or piercing armor. At Buying a Sword, our battle ready war hammers are accompanied by other similar pole weapons like becs de corbin and Lucerne hammers, as well. To find the right piece for your re-enactment, you can choose from the variety of styles that we offer, such as English war hammers, German war hammers, and foot soldiers war hammer.
Authentics War Hammer
This war hammer is the real thing, with an overall length is about 29 inches. The blackened iron hammer head and spike are hand wrought iron on a blackened and seared wood handle. This hammer is menacing to behold.
Price: $208.05
Foot Soldier's War Hammer
As armor got better, blades became less effective, although weapons like this Foot Soldier's War Hammer remained, being extremely effective against armored and unarmored foes, as the hammer delivered considerable impact either way.
Price: $72.00
War Hammer
By the mid 1400s armor had developed to the point that it was almost impervious to a sword blow. That is when the knight or man-at-arms would reach for a good solid war hammer to defeat their well-armored foes.
Price: $125.00
The Original Zombie Hammer
When it comes to beating back the zombie horde, nothing cracks skulls like a hammer. The Original Zombie Hammer is an excellent weapon that can do just that, thanks to a solid construction that utilizes clever design and brute power.
Price: $79.95
On Sale For: $73.00
German War Hammer
The proliferation of plate armor across Medieval Europe was shadowed by the development of crushing weapons like this war hammer. This impressive weapon is replicated from an example in the German National Museum in Nuremberg.
Price: $69.00
English War Hammer
With the increasing sturdiness of plate armor, the sword became less and less effective against a fully armored knight. Hammers, axes, and maces soon became the weapon of choice for hand-to-hand combat of the mounted knight.
Price: $90.00
Heavy War Hammer
Armor of all degrees would be sorely damaged with this hammer. The spike could crush through a helmet or damage a sword arm to great effect. Steel langets help to guard the shaft as well as secure the head to the hardwood shaft.
Price: $89.00
M48 Tactical Survival Hammer
The M48 Tactical Survival Hammer might seem like an eccentric choice, but that is only until you see how effective and versatile it is first-hand. This war hammer doubles as a survival tool and a handy walking staff.
Price: $154.00
17th Century War Hammer
As long as armor was in use, weapons were designed to overcome it, the war hammer being one of the most effective. This example certainly follows suit with its large head and long deadly curved back spike.
Price: $125.00
Tactical War Hammer
Blending breaching and defensive capabilities in a sleek design, the Tactical War Hammer is incredibly durable in its construction and features a menacing head with a broad hammer and a sharp piercing spike.
Price: $89.00
14th Century Italian War Hammer
If a foe should approach you clad in full armor, you know what weapon to reach for. This 14th Century Italian War Hammer was made for armored opponents, possessing a hand-held size that packs a punch against any who stand in its path.
Price: $90.00
Venetian War Hammer
When medieval knight meets Venetian War Hammer, the knight is sure to taste defeat. Based on historical designs, this hammer is similar in design to the Bec de Corbin, with a balanced design that utilizes hammer, spike, and spear.
Price: $135.00
European Bec de Courbin
During the Medieval Age, knights reigned supreme as some of the best warriors on the field. To counter these heavily armored warriors, polearms, like this European Bec de Corbin, were used to smash through armor.
Price: $187.00
The Nail Biter
You might consider The Nail Biter to be the evil twin of the zombie hammer. It is every bit like the original with all the same specs, only the head is reversed. This puts blunt force trauma at the top of this weapons list of pros.
Price: $79.95
Studded War Hammer
Developed in response to the increasing popularity of thick plate armor, war hammers were designed to deal concussive blows to pierce through steel. The Studded War Hammer is a splendid representation of this classic medieval weapon.
Price: $75.00
Walker Whacker
Bust zombie skulls for hours with the Walker Whacker! The clever double headed design of this hammer, combined with your brute strength and combat skills, will become an unstoppable smasher of brains in the impending zombie apocalypse.
Price: $99.95
Bec de Corbin Pole Axe
Popular in medieval Europe, a bec de Corbin, or Crows Beak, was simply another name for a poleaxe. The Bec de Corbin Pole Axe is a shortened version that consists of a modified hammer head and spike mounted on a wooden pole.
Price: $149.00
Medieval War Hammer by Cold Steel
War hammers were created to marginalize the effectiveness of the steel plate armour worn by warriors in the medieval era. The Medieval War Hammer by Cold Steel is a well made and battle ready reproduction of this stunning weaponry.
Price: $80.00
On Sale For: $64.00
14 Century Bec de Faucon
In medieval times, the polearm was a popular weapon used in combat, meant to crush an opponent with a few blows. The 14th Century Bec de Faucon is one of the most deadly of these weapons, its features meant to disarm an enemy quickly.
Price: $198.00
14th Century Italian Beast Hammer
The war hammer was a powerful and fearsome weapon in the Medieval era. The 14th Century Italian Beast Hammer intensifies that fear with a roaring beast sitting atop its pole that is prepared for the brutality of battle.
Price: $203.00
16th Century German Dagger Hammer
Medieval history shows an array of deadly weapons being used in battle, but few are as interesting and eye catching as this one. The 16th Century German Dagger Hammer paints a deadly image, depicting a powerful fist clutching a spike.
Price: $180.00
Fiore War Hammer
This medieval Fiore War Hammer is from Windlass Steelcrafts Battlecry collection. Designed specifically to be used and made from 1065 high carbon steel, this war hammer displays a darkened finish and has been tempered to a low 50s RC.
Price: $250.00