At the Imperial Treasury, housed in Hofburg Palace 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. This spearhead is a recreation of the holy lance, found in Austria, its form mimicked in as great of detail as possible. It consists of an aged, old spear head that is crafted in carbon steel and long in length for a typical Roman spear. Silver wire wraps around the base and upper edge of the lance, while gold-hued brass plating wraps its center. Contrary to the image, the wrapping passes through cut-outs in the spear-head. In the original, these components bind the lance together and keep its form solid. Inscribed on the central sleeve is the phrase Lancea et clavus Domini (which means lance and nail of the lord). The original artifact has something of a reputation, being known by many names (including the Lance of Longinus and the Spear of Destiny), and is sometimes rumored to possess mystical power. This recreation offers no such mystical strength or invulnerabilities, but it does recreate the form of one of the most iconic weapons in religious history. The Holy Lance makes for a great display and collectible, as well as a fantastic prop for use in more dramatic performances that require an authentic stand-in that closely resembles the real deal.
- Based on the Legendary Spear of Destiny
- Modeled After the Holy Lance in Vienna, Austria
- Crafted in Carbon Steel
- Wrapped in Silver Wire and a Brass Sleeve
- Engraved in Latin
- A Rather Unique Display Piece and Collectible
- Great as a Prop for Theatrics or as A Gift Idea
- Length: 18.5 Inches
- Weight: 2 lbs.