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Aztec Tepoztopilli Spear

  • General History
  • 1 min

By Crusader1307

Another Aztec Warrior “Melee” weapon, The Tepoztopilli Spear was a hard wood weapon roughly 5.5 to 7 feet long. The shaft width was around 2.5 to 3-inches. The shaft was also “corded” or split at the top. This afforded the placement of a wooden Spearhead. Sharpened, the head was mad thick to accommodate the slits carved into the edges. Into these slats was placed obsidian flakes. This gave the weapon an even more sharpened edge. Often thrown, The Tepoztopilli was used as a thrusting and stabbing device. Versions were made more elaborately and used as Guard weapons as well. When constructed, The Tepoztopilli Spear could penetrate up to 4 inches of heavy wood. It's most glaring problem was it's weight (close to 4 pounds).