Viking Short Bladed Spear Head
This style is typical of those of Celtic origin that were imported into Scandinavia. The short blade was stiffer and more resistant to bending or breaking, making it capable of piercing any body armor of the period. 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. 9 1/2" overall with a 6" blade. Fits a shaft diameter of 1". Weighs around 10 ounces. Does not include a wooden haft.