The new Celtic Spear from Arms and Armor

Our Celtic Spear is a new item available via our website. Although we have made a few of them over the years, we've decided it deserves to be part of our regular production catalogue.  
Arms & Armor Celtic Throwing Spear
Arms and Armor Celtic Spear

Leaf shaped spears like this were common across many cultures for thousands of years. In many ways, this type of spear is the best of both worlds, with a haft light enough to throw, but sturdy enough to be useful in the hand, especially when used in conjunction with a rotella or other shield.  


Ancient Hoplite, left, and a plate from Marozzo's 1536 treatise, right.
The ~9" head is crafted in steel, mounted and pinned to a 7/8ths inch hand selected ash haft. The entire piece weighs about 1.5 pounds, making it very quick and nimble.  
Arms & Armor Celtic Spear Spotlight
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Nathan Clough, Ph.D. is Vice President of Arms and Armor and a member of the governing board of The Oakeshott Institute. He is a historical martial artist and a former university professor of cultural geography.  He has given presentations on historical arms at events including Longpoint and Combatcon, and presented scholarly papers at, among others, The International Congress on Medieval Studies.

Craig Johnson is the Production Manager of Arms and Armor and Secretary of The Oakeshott Institute. He has taught and published on the history of arms, armor and western martial arts for over 30 years. He has lectured at several schools and Universities, WMAW, HEMAC, 4W, and ICMS at Kalamazoo. His experiences include iron smelting, jousting, theatrical combat instruction and choreography, historical research, European martial arts and crafting weapons and armor since 1985.

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