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: 98562
Total length: 16.75 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.03 in.
Item weight: 19.60 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 7.25 inches from the tip of the spike to the end of the hammer. The forged head features a split keyhole hammer. The spike has been fileworked for added detail.
The haft is formed from white ash (Fraxinus americana). The straight grained, light toned wood is a great choice for a strong, durable haft. Paracord provides extra retention.
Nice work throughout!

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