Dual Spike War Hammer with Saligna Wood Haft
Product Description for Dual Spike War Hammer with Saligna Wood Haft
Maker: Neels van den Berg (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 98173
Total length: 17.00 in.
Item weight: 21.00 oz.
Blade: Hand forged, antiqued 1055 carbon steel (Hrc 58)
Handle: Saligna wood
Description: A war hammer is a late medieval weapon of war intended for close combat action. It is a formidable weapon. War hammers were developed as a consequence of the prevalence of surface-hardened armor during the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries. The hardened steel armor made swords only deliver glancing blows, losing much of their impact. A war hammer could deliver the full force of a blow to the target.
This war hammer was hand forged by Black Dragon Forge, led by South African knifemaker Neels van den Berg. The head measures 7 inches from the tip of the spike to the end of the hammer. The forged head features a split hammer. The dual spike was spit culminating with a keyhole. The haft is formed from South African Saligna wood (Eucalyptus saligna), also known as blue gum. The straight grained, wood has a slightly orangish hue and is a great choice for a haft.
Nice work throughout!
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