The decorated spearheads demonstrate the Viking "Niello" process. This involved using an alloy of several metals (notably silver) mixed with sulphur which was rubbed into an incised pattern and then fired. Where the alloy is rubbed into the engraving, it remains black while the rest of the surface is polished to a bright finish. Our decorating process uses a little less alchemy, but still provides a lustrous, permanent Niello-like effect. Each spearhead has a shaft diameter of 1". Spearheads only are supplied.
The Viking Short Bladed Spear is typical of those of Celtic origin, imported into Scandinavia. The short blade, inherently stiffer and more resistant to bending or breaking, was capable of piercing any body armour of the period.
Overall length: 9 3/8"
Blade length: 6"
Thickness at Guard: .510
Box height: 11"
Box width: 3"
Price QualityNikitin OlegWell made and polished Spear Head. Great for collection. Very good service, quick delivery.
Price QualityBoarsonsThis is a very good value spear head that looks good and stands out from the rest, its the best spear in any collection.