War Hammers from Medieval Collectables
War Hammers were a development of the late thirteenth century created specifically to deal with heavy plate style armour. The heavy war hammer head could crush the strongest helmet or suit of plate armor with just a few blows and the back spike could rip through helm and plate like a modern can opener. In battle, the war hammer side was usually employed first to knock down and stun an enemy. Once he was on the ground, helpless, the war hammer was reversed and the back spike was used to punch a hole through the helmet and deliver the coup de grace. We carry German war hammers, English war hammers and foot soldiers war hammers that are full functional.
This war hammer is the real thing, with an overall length is about 29 inches. The blackened iron hammer head and spike are hand wrought iron on a blackened and seared wood handle. This hammer is menacing to behold.
By the mid 1400s armor had developed to the point that it was almost impervious to a sword blow. That is when the knight or man-at-arms would reach for a good solid war hammer to defeat their well-armored foes.
Thor was a powerful god, but a great deal of his prowess and might was derived from this legendary hammer, Mjolnir. This Historical Thor's Hammer recreates that legendary weapon in a style that corresponds with the Viking era.
The proliferation of plate armor across Medieval Europe was shadowed by the development of crushing weapons like this war hammer. This impressive weapon is replicated from an example in the German National Museum in Nuremberg.
As long as armor was in use, weapons were designed to overcome it, the war hammer being one of the most effective. This example certainly follows suit with its large head and long deadly curved back spike.
As armor got better, blades became less effective, although weapons like this Foot Soldier's War Hammer remained, being extremely effective against armored and unarmored foes, as the hammer delivered considerable impact either way.
With the increasing sturdiness of plate armor, the sword became less and less effective against a fully armored knight. Hammers, axes, and maces soon became the weapon of choice for hand-to-hand combat of the mounted knight.
Armor of all degrees would be sorely damaged with this hammer. The spike could crush through a helmet or damage a sword arm to great effect. Steel langets help to guard the shaft as well as secure the head to the hardwood shaft.
If a foe should approach you clad in full armor, you know what weapon to reach for. This 14th Century Italian War Hammer was made for armored opponents, possessing a hand-held size that packs a punch against any who stand in its path.
Roman warriors did wield other weapons then the traditional gladius and pilum. One of their more situational weapons was this brutal looking Roman Pick Axe. Also known as a dolabra, this impressive piece is both a weapon and a tool.
The M48 Tactical Survival Hammer might seem like an eccentric choice, but that is only until you see how effective and versatile it is first-hand. This war hammer doubles as a survival tool and a handy walking staff.
When medieval knight meets Venetian War Hammer, the knight is sure to taste defeat. Based on historical designs, this hammer is similar in design to the Bec de Corbin, with a balanced design that utilizes hammer, spike, and spear.
During the Medieval Age, knights reigned supreme as some of the best warriors on the field. To counter these heavily armored warriors, polearms, like this European Bec de Corbin, were used to smash through armor.
Popular in medieval Europe, a bec de Corbin, or Crows Beak, was simply another name for a poleaxe. The Bec de Corbin Pole Axe is a shortened version that consists of a modified hammer head and spike mounted on a wooden pole.
The war hammer was a powerful and fearsome weapon in the Medieval era. The 14th Century Italian Beast Hammer intensifies that fear with a roaring beast sitting atop its pole that is prepared for the brutality of battle.
Blending breaching and defensive capabilities in a sleek design, the Tactical War Hammer is incredibly durable in its construction and features a menacing head with a broad hammer and a sharp piercing spike.
Medieval history shows an array of deadly weapons being used in battle, but few are as interesting and eye catching as this one. The 16th Century German Dagger Hammer paints a deadly image, depicting a powerful fist clutching a spike.
Bust zombie skulls for hours with the Walker Whacker! The clever double headed design of this hammer, combined with your brute strength and combat skills, will become an unstoppable smasher of brains in the impending zombie apocalypse.
War hammers were created to marginalize the effectiveness of the steel plate armour worn by warriors in the medieval era. The Medieval War Hammer by Cold Steel is a well made and battle ready reproduction of this stunning weaponry.
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Developed in response to the increasing popularity of thick plate armor, war hammers were designed to deal concussive blows to pierce through steel. The Studded War Hammer is a splendid representation of this classic medieval weapon.
The simple design of the Ancient Thor Hammer evokes a time when giants walked the Earth. Our Mjolnir replica has a solid aluminum head with suede lacing. The dark-stained shaft has a suede-wrapped handle with steel rings.
In medieval times, the polearm was a popular weapon used in combat, meant to crush an opponent with a few blows. The 14th Century Bec de Faucon is one of the most deadly of these weapons, its features meant to disarm an enemy quickly.
This medieval Fiore War Hammer is from Windlass Steelcrafts Battlecry collection. Designed specifically to be used and made from 1065 high carbon steel, this war hammer displays a darkened finish and has been tempered to a low 50s RC.