16th century German mace

By the mid 15th century armor had become so well developed that it was quite impervious to sword cuts and thrusts, and other weapons grew in popularity. Heavy maces could still make short work of armor, damaging it enough that the wearer's movement would be greatly impaired (and they also were a real pain for partially armored troops!) This excellent eight-flanged example from the early 1500's has a blackened rust-protective coating, and the bottom of the haft is wrapped in black leather to facilitate a firm grip.

length: 24"
head: 5 1/4" x 3"
leather grip length: 8"
weight: 2 lb 2.0 oz

Price: $140

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