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Spear, Hunting, Rural, Polearm, Blade, German, Latin Europe, Norse, Africa
This is a large bladed spear designed for either for hunting or for military purposes, specialized for one on one combat as a two-handed weapon, though it can also be used one-handed. It has long, broad spear blade rather than a mere point, suitable for cutting like a sword as well as piercing. European hewing spears, also often called ‘boars spears’, often also featured a ‘T’ shaped cross guard which serves as a hook for grappling, as lugs for parrying, and to prevent an impaled victim (or a boar) from pushing themselves down the shaft to get at the wielder. Hewing Spears without these lugs such as those found outside of Europe should be considered 7/1/2 with no Grapple Bonus. Popular throughout Iron Age and Medieval Europe, this was a weapon closely associated with the Vikings. This type of spear usually also features langets to protect the haft.
Gothic Hewing Spear, North German, (Saxony) circa 1470 Partisan, Savoy, 1560 Partisan from the Venetian Arsenal, 16th Century
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