Hand-forged sometime between the 9th and 11th centuries A.D., this beautifully preserved Viking 'Gar' Spearhead displays a tapering tubular socket, a ridge-decorated neck and a slender lanceolate blade. While the iron has been professionally preserved, it still retains a deep red stain, probably from spending over a thousand years in clay-rich soil.
The spearhead represents a 'Gar' spear - a common Viking weapon used as a thrusting spear or thrown at close quarters.
Mounted on oak and textured steel, and measuring over 33cm in length, this amazing historical artefact could be yours to own today. Printed documentation included.
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VIKING DECORATED 'GAR' SPEARHEAD
Acquired by Timeless on the UK Antiquities market, 2019. Formerly in a private European collection; prior to this, forming part of an old collection of Viking weaponry formed in the 1980s.