15Th Century War Hammer
The war hammer was typically a heavy steel toothed head with a vicious spike on the reverse mounted onto an oak or steel haft. A blow with the toothed head would at least stun an opponent allowing for a second more powerful strike to be made. The spike was especially effective at piercing plate armour. If oak was used for the haft of the war hammer, metal strips called langlets were riveted to the wood to reinforce and protect against cuts. War hammers were used extensively between the years 1300-1500.
This exquisite piece makes an ideal gift for living history enthusiasts or a great display piece