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Egyptian Charioteer Spear

  • Ancient Egypt
  • Less than 1 min

By Crusader1307

Different in construction that a typical Infantry Spear, with the advent of the development of The war Chariot (1650 B.C.), a newer, more robust Spear was needed. The Charioteer Spear was made of bronze. Measuring 4 to 6 feet long, they featured a longer Spear Head (8 to 10 inches) with a wider body (3 inches in width). The Spear tapered backwards to a finer point. Just below mid-shaft was a series of small attached counterbalances designed to help stabilize the Spear in flight. This was especially important for deployment from a mobile platform. A Charioteer would carry a quiver with 8 to 10 Spears.