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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'''.
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One legend of the [[Battle of Stamford Bridge]] is of the [[berserker]] who, armed with a [[daneaxe]], held the bridge alone, and was only killed when an [[English]] solider floated under the bridge in a salting tub and speared him through the planks of the bridge itself.  This legend is the origin of the ''Spear Pie'', a Yorkshire pastry shaped like a boat.
  
 
==Spears in the SCA==
 
==Spears in the SCA==

Revision as of 04:03, 24 April 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.

One legend of the Battle of Stamford Bridge is of the berserker who, armed with a daneaxe, held the bridge alone, and was only killed when an English solider floated under the bridge in a salting tub and speared him through the planks of the bridge itself. This legend is the origin of the Spear Pie, a Yorkshire pastry shaped like a boat.

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.