Guisarme | Italian | The Met Date:ca. 1500 Culture:Italian Medium:Steel, wood Dimensions:L. 8 ft. 5 1/4 in. (257.2 cm); L. of head 33 7/16 in. (85 cm); W. 8 1/4 in. (21 cm); Wt. 5 lbs. 10.1 oz. (2554.3 g) Classification:Shafted Weapons Credit Line:Gift of William H. Riggs, 1913 Accession Number:14.25.190
Page 1 of 4 - Viking age wolf tooth spears, the collected thread - posted in History: I have always been interested in weapons from the viking age, but everyone seems to focus on the swords, being the most romantic and iconic of the viking weapons. Spears however were much more common, and just as highly revered and decorated, yet seem to be much less documented, and far less studied. The only books studying them that Ive been able to find are academic works for which I havent been a...