Spike War Hammer with White Ash Haft

Product Description for Spike War Hammer with White Ash Haft

Maker: Neels van den Berg, M.S. (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 98177
Total length: 17.25 in.
Item weight: 21.20 oz.
Blade: Hand forged, antiqued 1055 carbon steel (Hrc 58)
Handle: White ash
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 8 inches from the tip of the spike to the end of the hammer. The forged head features a split hammer and spike. The haft is formed from white ash (Fraxinus americana). The straight grained, light toned wood is a great choice for a strong haft.
Nice work throughout!

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