Functional Spears

Useful for hunting and battle, medieval spears were popular among peasants and nobles for their relative ease of use, light weight, and ability to attack targets at a distance. Functional spears are formed from a long shaft and a pointed head, and they can be thrusted or thrown depending on their design. At Buying a Sword, we offer a great selection of battle ready spears and similar functional pole weapons like scythes, javelins, assegai, corseques, fauchards, voulges, military forks, and glaives. Some of our historical spears also come simply as spear heads that will need to be attached to the staff of your choice. These re-enactment spears are available in a variety of different styles from various eras and cultures, including Viking, Greek, Roman, Medieval, Celtic, and African, ensuring that you can find the proper type for your needs.
Ash Pole Stave
OX005
Our OX005 Ash Poles (7 feet long by 1.188 inch diameter) are available for finishing the XH2038, XH2039, and XH2040 spears. They are solid and durable, and a must-have for mounting any pole weapon heads.
Price: $29.00
On Sale For: $23.06
Thrusting Spear
XH2038
The decorated spearheads demonstrate the Vikings creative mix of art and war, whereby weapons often carried intricate patterns, created using the Niello process. These make for great collectibles and display pieces!
Price: $100.00
Throwing Spear
XH2039
The decorated spearheads demonstrate the Vikings creative mix of art and war, whereby weapons often carried intricate patterns, created using the Niello process. These make for great collectibles and great weapons!
Price: $75.00
Boar Spear by Cold Steel
07-95BOASK
The Boar Spear is a modern recreation of a design that dates back to the European Renaissance. It is cold forged out of medium carbon SK-5 Steel and, like Cold Steels other spears, is heat treated to a spring temper.
Price: $124.99
On Sale For: $100.00
Viking War Spear
XH1078
As the sage Norse god Odin said, you never know when you may need all of sudden your spear. Be sure to implement the Viking War Spear, a necessary element in the arsenal of any free Norse person, into your weapons collection.
Price: $215.00
Viking Spear
AH-3536
The spear was one of two weapons that were typically favored by Vikings, the other being an axe. This Viking Spear is a straight-forward weapon that is to-the-point, featuring an effective tip for jabbing, stabbing, and thrusting.
Price: $117.00
Long Viking Spearhead
600050
This Viking spear is hand forged of high carbon steel. The spearhead includes a 4.5 inch steel socket and the blade is 9.25 inches long, 2 inches wide and 3/16 an inch thick. The overall length of the Viking spear is 14.75 inches.
Price: $36.00
Long Bladed Hewing Spearhead
600444
This is a spear that would thrust effectively, and yet have the power to cut decisively. The blade is made from high carbon steel and is slim and attractive to see. It is just the spear to carry on your next medieval outing.
Price: $39.00
Authentics Celtic Spear
ED2611
The Authentics Celtic Spear is handcrafted with a blackened, flared spear head. This medieval weapon will command respect against other spears. Wider flared blades were widely used by the Celts for hunting as well as in battle.
Price: $303.05
Greek Spear
AH-3529
Unlike the Romans, the earlier Greek soldiers favored the spear as their primary weapon, and looking at this Greek Spear, it is easy to see why. The Greek Spear is made to take advantage of a long reach and a devastating, leaf-blade.
Price: $180.00
Greek Spearhead
600074
The Greek Spearhead was the integral part of the principal weapon of the Hoplite, a heavily armed foot soldier whose weapon was the long shadowed spear. Our version is made from high carbon steel and is great for re-enactment.
Price: $45.00
European Spearhead
600766
This particular blade form was put to use during a wide range of European history by a wide range of cultures, from Ancient Celts and Greeks to well through the Renaissance. It remained a popular spearhead for many years.
Price: $45.00
Roman Square Pilum
AH-3526N
The two weapons a Roman soldier would have been armed with were, more often than not, the gladius and the pilum. The type of pilum, or javelin, could vary from soldier to soldier, though, and some favored a typical Square Pilum.
Price: $156.00
Gladiator's Trident
AH-6252
A trident is a vicious three-pronged spear that was often used by gladiators during the course of their grueling fights. A Gladiator's Trident was wielded by a retarius gladiator, a lightly armored warrior modeled after a fisherman.
Price: $99.00
Roman Spear
AH-3501
It might not have been their preferred armament of choice, but the Romans did utilize spears from time to time when the situation called for it. This Roman Spear is constructed like a pilum, although its weight and balance are different.
Price: $135.00
Hewig Spearhead
600062
The spear is one of the oldest and most important of all weapons. The Celts, as well as the Vikings, used this type not for throwing, but as an cutting weapon. The Hewig Spearhead socket will fit a 1.25 inch round pole.
Price: $30.00
Greek Style Buttcap
600036
This Greek style Butt Cap for spears protects the shaft and keeps it from splintering. It also gives balance to the spear. The Greek cleverly realized it could also be used as a secondary spearhead if the primary spearhead be broken.
Price: $22.00
M48 Talon Survival Spear
UC2961
Practical applications abound when it comes to this M48 Talon Survival Spear. Built for durability, this spear is made for rugged use, and it serves well as a walking staff, a survival tool, a weapon, or a camping accessory.
Price: $127.00
Roman Weighted Pilum
AH-3525
The two typical weapons a Roman soldier would have been armed with were, more often than not, the gladius and the pilum. The type of pilum, or javelin, could vary from soldier to soldier, though, and some favored a Weighted Pilum.
Price: $169.00
Flat Ended Butt Cap
600248
With the discovery of metal, spears became much more effective. Our well made butt cap has a generic look that does not represent any one specific time or place, so it can be used for any period and paired with any spearhead.
Price: $25.00
Round Ended Butt Cap
600226
With the discovery of metal, spears became much more effective. Our well made butt cap has a generic look that does not represent any one specific time or place, so it can be used for any period and paired with any spearhead.
Price: $25.00
Light Samburu Spear by Cold Steel
07-95SCLB
Modeled after the spears utilized by the Samburu tribe in Kenya, Africa, this Light Samburu Spear takes the same effective spear design and minimizes it to create a small yet extraordinary spear that any tribal warrior could appreciate.
Price: $74.99
On Sale For: $60.00
Long-Shafted Assegai by Cold Steel
07-95ES
The long shafted Assegai was invented by the legendary Zulu king Shaka in the early 1800s, and revolutionized tribal warfare in Southern Africa. Cold Steels version is available with your choice of two different shaft lengths.
Price: $79.99
On Sale For: $64.00
Roman Thin Pilum
AH-3527
The two typical weapons a Roman soldier would have been armed with were, more often than not, the gladius and the pilum. The type of pilum could vary from soldier to soldier, though, and some favored a lighter, Thin Pilum.
Price: $126.00
Fauchard Fork
AH-3530
Many different styles of pole arms came out of the Middle Ages and some happened to be quite intriguing. This Fauchard Fork is one example, featuring a convexly curved cutting blade as well as a lethal, straight-edged stabbing point.
Price: $135.00
Scythe
AH-3518
Oftentimes during the medieval era, the peasantry had to fend for themselves and so many crafted weapons by taking farm tools and repurposing them. This Scythe is based on a typical farm implement that has been balanced for war.
Price: $125.00
Leaf Shaped Celtic Spear
AH-3538
Being primarily a stabbing weapon, a spears ability to inflict harm is dependent on two key factors, those being length and width. This Leaf Shaped Celtic Spear has both qualities, making it an impressive weapon of medieval origin.
Price: $123.00
Samburu Spear (Bag with Header Card) by Cold Steel
07-95SB
This spear could be described as the 300 Winchester Magnum of the spear world. It can be used at long range, flies straight with a flat trajectory, and penetrates deep. Like the mag, it can be used to take any animal in North America.
Price: $87.99
On Sale For: $70.40
Square Pilum
600008
Made of mild steel, the pilum would easily bend, preventing it from being thrown back (when the battle had subsided, it could be retrieved and straightened). Our replica is of a late version that is slightly weighted to aid penetration.
Price: $69.00
Corseque
AH-3520
Spears underwent a variety of changes during the medieval era, often shifting as needs in battle changed. The Corseque, for instance, takes the typical spear blade and splits it into three parts, creating a rather impressive weapon.
Price: $144.00
La Tene Celtic Spear
AH-3537
Modeled after one of the spearheads found in a La Tene burial site, this La Tene Celtic Spear is a recreation of a centuries-old spear from history that features great Celtic style, as well as an effective and wicked looking wave-blade.
Price: $123.00
Short-Shafted Assegai by Cold Steel
07-95FS
The short shafted Assegai was invented by the legendary Zulu king Shaka in the early 1800s, and revolutionized tribal warfare in Southern Africa. Cold Steel's version is available in two different shaft lengths.
Price: $69.99
On Sale For: $56.00