Petersen Type-F Spearhead Pattern Welded With Open Socket

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This Type-F Spearhead has been forge welded from wrought iron, spring and mild steel. Blade is constructed from three parts, low layer twisted pattern, wrought iron and spring steel (EN45) cutting edge. Open socket is made from mild steel. 

Type F spearheads generally have a length of 30-60cm with most being between 50-60cm (long and thin socket, the blade is widest as it joins the socket). Spearheads like this (Petersen Type F) originate from the 9th and 10th Centuries and have been found in Sweden, Norway and the Baltic, as well as in England. Possibly a precursor to type I spears. 

This spearhead is inspired by find from Cookham, original is located in the British Museum, dated 9-10th cent.

One of the oldest weapons and tools, a spearhead defines the functionality of a spear. And this spearhead will define it at its best. It is technically devised for re-enacting Viking/European Historical combat.

It would be great addition to your combat equipment.


  • Material: wrought iron, spring and mild steel
  • Dims: total length 400mm, blade length 245mm, width 45mm, thickness 6mm


A spear is a pole weapon consisting of a shaft, usually of wood, with a pointed head. The head may be simply the sharpened end of the shaft itself, as is the case with fire hardened spears, or it may be made of a more durable material fastened to the shaft, such as flint, obsidian, iron, steel or bronze. The most common design for hunting or combat spears since ancient times has incorporated a metal spearhead shaped like a triangle, lozenge, or leaf.


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