18
Sep
07

A Tall Proud Polearm…

Today I decided to compare the so called “spear” (more like a sword with an identity crisis) I posted about a couple of days ago with one that was solidly rooted in it’s traditional heritage:

Scorpion Spear

Scorpion Spear
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Now this is a Spear. No confusion here. No an over-sized sword, no long handled knife, no rickety little dagger-on-a staff. A real, honest to goodness Spear. Look at the blade on this thing. Now that is the very definition of a spear point. Not a flimsy little pocket knife on a stick. No siree. That is a solid spearhead.

Look at the tang. Almost 3/4 the length of the blade. That’s how you attach a spear head to it’s shaft. Look at the shaft, and the reinforcing bands around the tang area, and three pretty beefy looking pins to hold the blade in place on the shaft. Sheer excellence. This, my friends, is how a spear is supposed to be made.

The overall design, while simple, is not bad. The short heavy blade has a small simple guard. The long shaft is capped by what looks like a heavy mace style butt, that probably gives this weapon excellent balance. I really cannot find fault with this weapon.

Except I have to wonder if it comes in black…

Scorpion Spear – [True Swords]

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5 Responses to “A Tall Proud Polearm…”


  1. 1 Niccolo
    April 26, 2008 at 9:25 pm

    I can think of another use for the mace-style butt. A spear can often be used much like a staff, with a little skill. And depending on the area you’re attacking, the mace-head could be very, very appropriate.

    Large patches of plate armour conduct impact forces very, very well. That’s why maces were feared. And so would the rear end of this staff.

  2. April 29, 2008 at 5:52 pm

    Good point. Spears are, in fact, very often used like Bo staffs. Though most spear practitioners would rather use the head for attacking, as you are not limited to impact strikes with it, the mace pommel could be used in a pinch in the manner you describe…

  3. 3 MoZZA
    September 7, 2008 at 11:20 am

    nice!

    again may have to use this as a starting point

  4. September 8, 2008 at 1:09 am

    I thought so too.. Nice clean lines on this baby…

  5. 5 ChroniclerLoki
    October 13, 2008 at 1:23 am

    lol *laughs about in a pinch* (in his best impersonation of Genie from Aladdin) It’ll give you such a pinch!


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