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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
If you thought that a war hammer was intimidating, then you have not seen anything like the Hammer of Lucerne. This weapon takes the functionality of a war hammer and enhances it into a truly impressive looking medieval weapon.
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.
At the end of the 13th century, the sword ruled supreme as the primary weapon of Knights and Men-At-Arms. However, with the introduction of steel plate armor, the popularity of the sword as a battlefield weapon began to wane.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Exemplifying the ingenuity of the late medieval era, the war hammer was created to combat the thicker and higher quality armor being worn. The Decorative War Hammer is a fine replica of this game changing and versatile tool of war.
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.
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.