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The '''spear''' is a long stick with a point on the top, like a [[javelin]], which is often thrusted or stabbed at people instead of launched/thrown. The point is either the sharpened end of the stick or there is a pointed (and often [[blade|bladed]]) [[metal]] head attached to the stick. It was a very common [[weapon]] used by both nobility and the common soldiery, both on foot or whilst mounted.
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[[image:spearhead.jpg|right|200px|thumb|Replica spear head.]]The '''spear''' is a long stick with a point on the top, like a [[javelin]], which is often thrusted or stabbed at people instead of launched/thrown. The point is either the sharpened end of the stick or there is a pointed (and often [[blade|bladed]]) [[metal]] head attached to the stick. It was a very common [[weapon]] used by both nobility and the common soldiery, both on foot or whilst mounted.
  
 
A long spear designed to be wielded soley in the hand from [[horseback]] is called a '''lance'''.
 
A long spear designed to be wielded soley in the hand from [[horseback]] is called a '''lance'''.

Revision as of 19:46, 17 March 2006

Replica spear head.

The spear is a long stick with a point on the top, like a javelin, which is often thrusted or stabbed at people instead of launched/thrown. The point is either the sharpened end of the stick or there is a pointed (and often bladed) metal head attached to the stick. It was a very common weapon used by both nobility and the common soldiery, both on foot or whilst mounted.

A long spear designed to be wielded soley in the hand from horseback is called a lance.

Spears in the SCA

In the SCA the spear is used in equestrian for ring tilting. It's also used in war by heavy fighters.