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. At Buying a Sword, we have both functional and decorative spears. Functional spears are formed from a long shaft and pointed head, and they can be thrusted or thrown depending on the design. In this category you will also find other similar pole weapons like scythes, javelins, assegai, corseques, fauchards, voluges, military forks, and glaives. We not only carry medieval spears, but we also offer a range of other historical pole arms of Roman origin. Some of our decorative historical spears are inspired by various media. We also offer a number of spear heads for attaching to your own shaft and creating your own DIY spear. Decorative spears are great as collectibles for weapons enthusiasts, reenactment props, ceremonial purposes, and even theater use. Our functional spears are ideal for reenactment. Take a moment to peruse our selection, and you can find a number of great spear options here.
With the discovery of metal, spears became much more effective. Our Round Ended 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.
The Sambura Spear could be described as the 300 Winchester Magnum of the spear world. This carbon steel spear can be used at long range, flies straight with a flat trajectory, and penetrates deep, making it ideal for hunting.
The yari is a Japanese spear, used both in warfare and in the martial art of sojutsu. Requiring great skill to use, this Samurai Yari is designed after weapons used on the battlefield by the honorable Samurai warriors of medieval Japan.
The Assegai was invented by the legendary Zulu king Shaka in the early 1800s, and revolutionized tribal warfare in Southern Africa. The shaft is straight and the spearhead is wicked, with long, deadly edges and a punishing point.
The Small Cederic Spear Head is the more petite version of our Large Cederic Spear Head. Just as fierce in appearance, it features similar details on a smaller frame. With a blunted tip, this spearhead is for those who value safety.
When you need to defend against enemies closing in, choose the Small Medieval Spear Head for your next medieval pole weapon. This spear head is made of carbon steel and makes an excellent component for medieval reenactment weaponry.
Craft your own throwing spear or pole weapon using the Small Spear Head. This historically styled spear head tapers to a point and has a central ridge, its hand forged construction resulting in a rugged, weathered appearance.
Various warriors across time and legend enjoy a connection to their weapons. Create your own spear or add to your collection with this Spear Head. This projectile point is perfect for display, DIY projects, and even reenactments.
In the earliest of medieval times, weapons like the spear and the axe, were favored because of the ease that they could be made and replaced. As this Spearhead shows, that popularity is well-deserved, as simple can also mean effective.
At the Imperial Treasury, housed in Vienna, Austria, rests The Holy Lance. Said to belong to a Roman soldier, Longinus, who pierced the side of Christ with a spear, this artifact has a colorful history and a legend of potential power.
Based on weapons used by soldiers in the ancient Roman army, the Thin Roman Pilum is ideal for reenactors and ancient history enthusiasts. This long javelin piece has a very narrow head and a socket for attaching to a wood shaft.