While swords took years to master, while halberds needed constant training and bows needed great patience, maces always were of a surprising simplicity. Lift it high, bring it down hard, as the brutes say. However, with the more frequent use of plate armour and great shields, simple maces lost some of their efficiency over time. That's why some blacksmiths came up with a clever way to deal with this issue: add an iron spike on one side, and a hammer head on the other. That way, armours could be pierced, and wars won. Moreover, no need for long years of tiresome training for armies wanting to use this great hammer. The sum of these factors was what enabled the mace to be used for centuries after some more complex tools, such as the crossbow, were used in war.
WorkshopThis LARP-ready war hammer's head is steel-coloured with golden details for a striking realism, while the handle is wooden in appearance. As always, the mace is made of Calimacil foam – almost indestructible and safe for repeated battles and without danger for both parties. Special thanks to Naev Sioreze and Raphaël Côté who helped us find the name on our Facebook page.
CharactersEvery warrior, historic guard member or savage Orc will appreciate this war hammer for its efficiency and simplicity of use. Peasants, merchants and mercenaries alike will also like the durability and ease of wield, however they use it : defending their harvest, merchandise or their lives themselves.
Weight (g): 192
Total Length (cm): 55
Staff Length (cm): 50
Head width (cm): 16
Material: fiberglass, Calimacil Foam