The proliferation of plate armor across Medieval
Europe was shadowed by the development of crushing weapons like this war
hammer. Since swords were virtually useless against plate armor, mounted
knights used short hammers, axes and maces to defeat an opponent's
improved protection. This beautiful, impressive weapon is replicated
from an example in the German National Museum in Nuremberg. Steel head
is secured to the hardwood shaft with steel langets. Brass tacks provide
a more secure grip. Made by Windlass Steelcrafts.
- Overall: 21-1/2"
- Head: 5"
- Wt: 2 lbs