Foot Soldier’s War Hammer

Polearms » Pole Arms ID: AH4125

Information for Foot Soldier’s War Hammer:

the War Hammer was a weapon used in Medieval Times by Foot Soldiers and occasionally knights.

Medieval War Hammer - These weapons were designed with a head which was similar to a modern day hammer

Later war hammers often had a spike on one side of the head making it a more versatile weapon

Used as a close contact weapon in the late Medieval period

The Medieval War Hammer weapon could be mounted on either a long shaft, measuring up to 5ft or a short shaft measuring 1ft

Most European war hammers used during the Medieval times had broad, socketed heads enabling the hammer head and the shaft to fit together as opposed to the war hammers used by the Vikings which were often just lashed together

The War Hammer had a hammer shaped head which was designed to deliver the full impact from a blow to the skull even through the thickest helmet whereas a blow from a blade tended to ricochet the strengthened armor of a helmet

A blow could apply tremendous force and damage the brain

The War Hammer struck with force could apply significant injury to the head a knight in armor

The weapon was primarily used as a bludgeoning weapon

Type or group of weapons - Bludgeoning Weapon

The Medieval times were an extremely violent era in history featuring battles in both Europe and the Holy Land when the crusades, and the crusaders who fought them, were numerous. Feudal Lords and Knights and their men at arms used such weapons as the Medieval War Hammer in different types of warfare. The quest for power led to invasions of lands and territories which had to be fought for. Siege warfare, waged to win a castle or a walled town or city, was a frequent occurrence during the Medieval period. Warfare during the Medieval era called for a variety of weapon expertise. Knights and men-at-arms (who consisted of foot soldiers or archers) used different types of weapons. The Medieval War Hammer was predominantly used by Foot Soldiers. The weapons used were dictated according to status and position. The weapons, armor and horse of the Knight were extremely expensive - the fighting power of just one knight was worth 10 ordinary soldiers.

Manufactured by: DeepeekaMaterials used: Carbon steel

Overall length: 76cm
Weight: 2000g



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