Viking Throwing Spear Head
The Viking warrior frequently carried several light throwing spears into combat. This style of head is designed to pierce mail. Several of these spears would be carried, and would be thrown as the distance to the enemy closed. Hand crafted from 5160 high carbon spring steel with an intricate pattern formed with the Niello process. Niello is created by taking an alloy of several metals, notably silver, and rubbing it into an incised pattern. It is then fired. Where the alloy is rubbed into the engraving, it remains black while the rest of the surface of polished to a bright finish. Ships with a sharp edge. 16 1/4" overall with a 9 3/4" blade. Fits a shaft diameter of 1". Weighs around 12 ounces. Does not include a wooden haft.