Functional Flails

An iconic weapon of the Middle Ages, the flail was a deadly weapon of military warfare. Medieval flails feature a single or pair of spiked balls or heavy weights at the end of a chain attached to a wooden handle. Able to maneuver around shields and armor, combat flails were difficult to block, making them effective choices for infantry and medieval knights. Their main shortcomings were lack of precision and limited usefulness in close quarters and tight battle formations. At Buying a Sword, we carry a selection of battle ready flails perfect for re-enactments and display. These iron flails come in a range of styles, including one with the spiked ball in the shape of a skull for an extra intimidation factor. Take a moment to browse, and you are sure to be impressed by these functional flails!
Authentics Flail
This flail masterpiece features a blackened steel ball with spikes over 2-1/2 inches long, attached to a blackened chain which is linked inside a hand wrought steel bar. The bar of this medieval weapon flail is secured to a wood handle.
Price: $198.55
Authentics Skull Flail
Our Skull Flail looks like one you might find in an old dark ages dungeon! Fully functional, this flail has a blackened steel skull head with spikes. It is attached to the wrought iron bar on the seared wooden handle by a sturdy chain.
Price: $208.05
Owing its genesis to the medieval corn-threshing implement, the military flail was a fearsome weapon with its ability to reach out to a distance far exceeding the length of its shaft, its iron weights travelling at lethal speeds.
Price: $52.00