14th Century Italian War Hammer

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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 potent punch against any who stand in the way of its swing. War hammers particularly gained in popularity as armor evolved from the efficient and effective chainmail to the much more protective plate armor, mostly because while blades bounce off of plate, hammers and blunt force weapons tend do damage, regardless of armor penetration. Based on a classic Italian design, this war hammer possesses an all hardwood haft, which is wrapped with leather binding around the lower edge, for a superior and comfortable grip to hold. The upper edge of the haft features an attached hammer head with long metal supports on the haft, which reinforces the design and allows it to take force and impact with greater durability. The hammer head itself features a small, ridged hammer poll, which concentrates impact on every swing, as well as a reversed spike poll on the other end, for back-swings that are capable of hooking and piercing. Justifiably a frightening weapon, this 14th Century Italian War Hammer is the near-perfect counter to plated armor, offering a smaller size for quick use with all the qualities that warriors tend to favor in a good, solid war hammer.

Item is made of natural materials.  Color and wood grain may vary slightly from images shown.

Key Features:

  • Fully Functional
  • A War Hammer Design from the 1300s
  • Reinforced Langets are Adorned with Big Brass Rivets
  • Handle is Leather Wrapped for a Comfortable Grip


  • Features a Hand Crafted High Carbon Steel Head
  • Mounted on a Hardwood Haft


  • Overall Length: 25 Inches
  • Hammer Head Width: 5.25 Inches
  • Weight: 1 lb. 11.7 oz.

1 review for 14th Century Italian War Hammer

  1. oldguard01 (verified owner)

    I bought this hammer recently as a gift for a friend. I was not sure how I would like it as it is hard how a weapon will feel from a picture on line. I have a little knowledge when it comes to medieval weapons. I have been involved with both sport fencing and historical swordplay since 1988. I do a lot of reading and have visited several museums. I will say I was very happy when I unwrapped it. It looks and feels like a war hammer should. It is solid and well built. I like this one so much I will get another one to hang on my wall next to the German war hammer (I like that one as well) I bought for myself. If you are looking for a war hammer I would recommend this one as a good choice.

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