English War Hammer
This weapon may look small and simple, but it is about as dangerous as a lance or sword! The soldier who was using a hammer like this would not have had to think long about how to place a cut at the weak point in plate armor. One or two well-aimed blows and the problem was solved. Beating on a knight's plate harness often enough or at exactly the right place can prevent him from breathing or crush him to death. Knights despised war hammers as not being chivalrous, but they did not disappear from battlefields until firearms were in widespread use.
Our surprisingly lightweight medieval war hammer is a replica of an original from the 15th century. The flat hammer on one side and long, pointed spike on the other mean this hammer is equal to any situation. The lower part of the hardwood shaft is wrapped with black leather that is offset with mahogany leather ties.
Total length: 63.5 cm
Handle length: 59 cm
Hammer length: 4.5 cm
Spike length: 9 cm
Head width: 2.3 cm
Weight: 0.65 kg
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Reviewer: Combatant from England
This Warhammer from Windlass exceeded all my expectations. On the photo's it looked OK, so I thought I'd take a gamble. When I received and opened the package I was amazed at the fact that it's actually a really good quality, very solid and beautifully weighted weapon, very nice workmanship and a true credit to the Windlass craftsmen. I shall be buying more! Also, a thankyou to Hoppers giftware for the swift delivery. I'm about to get MEDIEVAL ON YOUR AAAASSSSSSSSSS ; )