Bronze Spear

Approx. Period: 2000 BC
Length: 2.0m Width: 0.05m

The effectiveness of a spear relied not just on the sharpness of the blade but also how securely the spearhead was attached to the throwing shaft. As casting techniques improved it was possible to extend the shaft socket further into the head and also to include features which improved the attachment and security of the head.

This spear has a wide tanged blade cast from bronze and attached to a wooden shaft. A socket is cast into the spearhead and the shaft shaped to fit. Two loops are included in the casting process and sinews of skin are used to bind and secure the spearhead to the shaft.