In the course of the 15th century, knightly armor was developed to the point that normal swords were no longer a threat. The time of the German mace had come. These lightweight, small staffs with heavy heads were probably not considered chivalrous, but the knights themselves were probably responsible for starting this rumor. One or two hard blows on a steel plate harness, and even experienced knights suddenly had to stop fighting. A dent in the chest was often enough to shatter ribs and make it impossible to breathe – not to mention the effect of blows to the head.
The nine-sided steel shaft of this German mace has a grip wrapped with black leather and a head with eight ribs. The black finish heralds doom and protects against rust.
Total length: 60 cm
Head length: 11 cm
Handle length: 47.5 cm
Grip length: 20 cm
Largest diameter of head: 7.5 cm
Weight: 1.08 kg
Price QualityTigerHatVery well constructed, solid piece with good weight to it. Feels like it could do some real damage on a swing. Nice looking, too. All for a reasonable price. Very happy with the product.
Price QualityThomasThis review will cover both the product and the service delivered by Southern Swords.
The mace has quite alot of character for such a basic weapon. It is very solid in construction with a thin leather grip, hollow metal stem and heavy spiked head. For such a low price it is worth the money to add it to your collection. It feels very good in the hand and is easy to wield. The mace came covered in oil so I had to clean that off first but that is just an FYI not a criticism.
As is always the case with Southern Swords the service was fast and professional. My only slight criticism is that the website as a whole could use some more pictures of the items for sale, but other than that Southern Swords is a fantastic and reliable company. I will certainly be placing more orders.