01
Nov
07

A spear-sickle…

In keeping with the trend of unusual spears I’ve been blogging about lately, I thought I’d show you an interesting short spear design, from the mind of Tom Anderson:

The Quad Sickle

Tom Anderson Quad Sickle
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Now this spear is not particularly glamorous. It have a very futuristic look to it though. The is capped of the sharply pointed pommel rises into a black ribbed shaft that extends into the spear head. However that’s where it’s mediocrity ends.

The spear tip on this “Quad Sickle” is decently pointy, looking for all the world like an oversized broadhead arrow head, on a rather skinny looking shaft. Perhaps not the strongest design I’ve ever seen. In fact, if I were making a list of complaints, it would be at the top of the list.

However that is not the true selling point of this spear. This weapon has a very unique feature. By sliding a metal sleeve back, four razor sharp blades are released from metal sheathes just below the spear tip. And they look quite the menace.

Now the placement of these blades makes them functionally pointless (excuse the pun) for a spear, however they are almost perfectly situated for something else: Using the weapon as a spiked mace! I could totally see this being used as an bladed impact weapon, as well as a thrusting weapon.

The most quirky thing about this weapon is that it’s name seems strangely detached from it’s functional capabilities. It has four blades, so yes it could be called a “Quad” something. But “Quad Sickle”? I dunno. Perhaps for reaping the souls of your opponents maybe…?

The Quad Sickle – by Tom Anderson – [King of Swords]

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1 Response to “A spear-sickle…”


  1. 1 Joe
    March 1, 2009 at 8:06 pm

    I found your blog via the Assassin’s Creed post, and have been going through the archives all day. I’m just a casual sword fan, but I’ve learned a bit already.
    just wanted to mention that every mention of a ____-sickle in this post made me think of that weapon as a frozen dessert!


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