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Title Mace head
Nationality Ukrainian?
Period 15th/16th century

This piece, which could also be Polish/Russian, is made of wrought iron. It would originally have been mounted on an 18" shaft and would have been the primary weapon for attacking armoured Islamic cavalry, as it would have very swiftly destroyed the fairly light turban helmets of the period.

Of the eight small hooks which appear under the main wings of the mace, sadly only three are still extant, the rest having been damaged, possibly through the abuse/use of the weapon over the centuries. A nice example, despite this damage, of an early prototype of a classic Polish/Russian/Ukrainian mace of this period.

If you want to comment on this item—re quality, age, etc—please email me.

[Edged Weapons : Polearms : Ukrainian : 16th Century]


The bayonet is a splendid addition to my collection...

C T, UK, 03.12.2008

I am just dropping your company a line to say thank you for the 2nd WW Iron Cross, that my brother has purchased off your site Thursday evening. We received it 1st class today and it is in excellent condition. Many thanks again.

J B, UK, 15.10.2005