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Robert Muse




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PostPosted: Mon 19 Aug, 2013 7:26 pm    Post subject: Anglo Saxon Type L spear head         Reply with quote

I just received my new Anglo Saxon type L spear head. It is fairly different from the usually marketed items in that it is corrugated. It doesn't show in the photos well, but on each side one half of the blade is deeply recessed.
Made by Peter Szabo. He did a fantastic job in forging it and faithfully replicated the drawing I sent
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Matthew Bunker




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PostPosted: Tue 20 Aug, 2013 2:23 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Really nice to see an s-profile spearhead. Not enough reconstructions show this very common feature. Lovely work and well done for commissioning it Robert.
"If a Greek can do it, two Englishman certainly can !"
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Waldemar Duszka




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PostPosted: Tue 20 Aug, 2013 3:35 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Nice.
Unprecedented.
It is on the basis of some specific findings?
Can you post an image of the original, and dating?
Thanks!

Ibor
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Mark Griffin




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PostPosted: Tue 20 Aug, 2013 6:17 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

2 mins googling gets me this lot:

Type L These stepped spearheads have a concave angular shape similar to those of series H, varying in length from 8" - 14" (20cm - 35cm). This type of head often has a 'binding-ring' at the junction of the blade and cleft socket. This type is found throughout England south of the Wash, but is rare in Kent and East Anglia. They generally date to the fifth and early sixth centuries.

here

http://www.academia.edu/1178534/Weapons_axe_s...7-17_81-85

http://finds.org.uk/database/artefacts/record/id/525008

[url]http://history.wiltshire.gov.uk/museums/index.asp?page=results&mwsquery=%28{Phrase%20search}=*{blacknall}%29&mwsquery=%28{Object%20name}=*{spear}%29&filename=WiltshireTreasures&hitsStart=1[/url]

[url]http://www.gav.org.uk/Research/Viking%20Age%20Spears.pdf[/url]

http://www.archaeology.su.se/polopoly_fs/1.13...s.pdf[url]

nothing precisely like it but if Matt says its good, fine by me!
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Daniel Wallace




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PostPosted: Tue 20 Aug, 2013 8:21 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

this spear had my attention for a while since i saw a drawing of one in a book. the book had a lot of Victorian era art work in it so i didn't know how well to take the interpretation of it. the drawing i saw it look as it the spear had a large central fuller.

i think its a unique style attributed to Anglo/Saxon spear that seem to be 'corrugated.'
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Waldemar Duszka




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PostPosted: Tue 20 Aug, 2013 10:07 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Thanks guys, this cool spear.
Ibor
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Robert Muse




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PostPosted: Tue 20 Aug, 2013 5:23 pm    Post subject: Spear Head         Reply with quote

To help clarify this is found in my copy of “Spearheads of the Anglo-Saxon Settlements” It is a type L with corrugated section found in the Anglo Saxon Cemetery at Nassington. In the drawing, it is the one with the ring.

Robert


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Robert Muse




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PostPosted: Tue 20 Aug, 2013 5:25 pm    Post subject: Spearhead         Reply with quote

I forgot to add that most of this type are late 5th or early 6th century.
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