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Hewing spear

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.

NameSizeReachSpeedDefenseBase DamageAttack TypesPrimary Attack TypesArmor PierceGrappleHardnessHP
Hewing spearVL7131-10CPCP0276

Gothic Hewing Spear, North German, (Saxony) circa 1470

Partisan, Savoy, 1560

Partisan from the Venetian Arsenal, 16th Century

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