Based on a circa 1400 design. By the mid 1400’s armor had developed to the point that it was almost impervious to a sword blow. That’s when the knight or man-at-arms would reach for a good solid war hammer. With sound blows armor could be damaged and crushed, sorely affecting movement and the ability to defend one's self. Head is hand crafted from high carbon steel with steel langets. This hammer features a large end spike as well as small spikes on the sides. The back spike is thick to punch through armor. Hardwood handle features a studded grip. 26 1/2" overall with a 5" head. Weighs around 2 pounds 4 ounces.