In the course of the 15th century, knightly armour was developed to the point that normal swords were no longer a threat. The time of the German mace had come. These lightweight, small staffs with heavy heads were probably not considered chivalrous, but the knights themselves were probably responsible for starting this rumour. One or two hard blows on a steel plate harness, and even experienced knights suddenly had to stop fighting. A dent in the chest was often enough to shatter ribs and make it impossible to breathe – not to mention the effect of blows to the head.
The nine-sided steel shaft of this German mace has a grip wrapped with black leather and a head with eight ribs. The black finish heralds doom and protects against rust.
The handle has leather strapping to the bottom section.
Total length: 60 cm
Head length: 11 cm
Handle length: 47.5 cm
Grip length: 20 cm
Largest diameter of head: 7.5 cm
Weight: 1.08 kg