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.
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!
To reach your target from far away, sometimes you have to throw you weapon. With its long, narrow point, the Throwing Spear Head is ideal for this type of attack. This medieval spear head is forged by hand and tempered for strength.
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!
The Thrusting Spearhead was made especially for re-enactment use. The Thrusting Spearhead is crafted with a bulbous tip, 3 mm thick edges, and rounded flanges. No shaft is supplied, but sold separately.
Historical accounts tell stories of Chinese hunters capturing and taking down big cats with large forked weapons. The Tiger Fork appears as a modified version of that formidable fighting implement designed for a modern warrior.
Modern Viking warriors looking to the preferred weapons of their historical counterparts should attach the Viking Throwing Spearhead to their favorite haft. This spearhead is a great addition for a DIY project or as a display piece.
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.
Add the Winged Roman Spearhead to your own haft to create a one-of-a-kind pole weapon. It resembles the winged spearheads of centuries past. This hand-forged iron spearhead is a great item for DIY projects or historical displays.
The Zulu African Spear is based on the Iklwa, a famous short-staffed, large-bladed spear that carved out one of the greatest early African nations. The spearhead of this weapon is made of tempered high carbon steel.