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DescriptionLeave a lasting impression, (or split a skull) with this amazing Spiked Mace, the king of all medieval weapons. This brutal spiked mace is 22 inches in total length, and just the right weight for the most devastating swing. This Medieval Spiked Mace features a fine mahogany style handle, with hand etched finger grooves for an exceptionally precise and comfortable grip. This Mace features durable and sharp carbon steel spikes embedded right into the wood. The top of the mace is also spiked for the ability to thrust. Wreak havoc on the townspeople or defend your lair with this amazing piece of history, the Medieval Spiked Mace. Own this historic Medieval Spiked Mace today while supplies last at such a low price!
During the Middle Ages metal Armour and chain mail protected against the blows of edged weapons and blocked arrows and other projectiles. Solid metal maces and war hammers proved able to inflict damage on well armoured knights, as the force of a blow from a mace is large enough to cause damage without penetrating the armour.
One example of a mace capable of penetrating armor is the flanged mace. What makes a flanged mace different from other maces is the flanges, protruding edges of metal that allow it to dent or penetrate even the thickest armor. This variation of the mace did not become popular until significantly after knobbed maces. Although there are some references to flanged maces (bardoukion) as early as the Byzantine empire circa 900, (Ian Heath, "Armies of the Byzantine Empire 886-1118") it is commonly accepted that the flanged mace did not become popular in Europe until the 12th century, when it was simultaneosly developed in Russia and the Middle East, from where it was borrowed.
Maces, being simple to make, cheap and straightforward in application, were quite common weapons. Peasant rebels and cheap conscript armies often had little more than maces, axes and pole arms. Few of these simple maces survive today. Most examples found in museums are of much better quality and often highly decorated. A mace type commonly used by the lower classes, called the Holy Water Sprinkler, was basically a wooden handle with a wooden or metal head and radiating spikes; the name most likely originates from the similarity to the church object. Another - very ironic - name for a similar weapon is Goedendag, Dutch language for "good day!". A planšon a picot is a heavy and thick two-handed mace with an Armour-piercing spike on top.
The mace was the usual weapon of the cavalieri, essentially mercenary armies of Northern Italy hired by Italian city-states and throughout Europe starting in the 14th Century. The production of both body armor and weaponry to support the cavalieri centered around Milan, partially in support of the Milanese movement to remain separate from Papal rule.
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Medieval Spiked Mace