Lexicon of Medieval Spears

The following weapons are classified as spears. This is only a partial listing. If you have any items to add or if you find an incorrect entry, please email me.

A C G J
K N P S
T Y

 


 

A

angon consisted of a barbed iron head with a slender neck attached to a wooden shaft; designed to be thrown
assegai throwing spear
aunurgith long wooden spear

C

catela Celtic throwing spear with a pointed head nailed to a wooden pole, a leather loop was placed in the middle of the spole throwing and picking the weapon up

G

gaesum throwing spear

J

jaculum light Roman javelin with diamond-shaped steel heads
jarid light Oriental javelins with diamond-shaped steel heads
javelin Greek throwing spear with a socketed metal head

K

khundli p'hansi made of steel with a small thrusting dagger concealed in the shaft

N

nageyari throwing spear with a tanged steel head

P

pilum socketed iron head with a barbed point designed to be thrown

S

saunion light wooden throwing spear with metal head
siligis wooden throwing
simbilan light wooden throwing spear
spiculum throwing spear with a thin-bladed point

T

te-yari throwing spear with a socketed steel head
telempang spear with a tanged willow-shaped blade and a spiked butt
to-ono heavy spear with a two-part wooden shaft and a barbed wooden head

Y

yari spear with a trident shaped tanged blade

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