Spetum

  • Medieval Era
  • Less than 1 min

By Crusader1307

Seen in the 13th Century, the Spetum was a 6 to 8 foot wooden pole which had a spearhead with two-downward projections - extending from the base of the spearhead blade. There were even "folding versions" seen from Italy. It was an effective stabbing/cutting weapon (very similar with a sharpened War Hammer). It could be used to pull down a rider from a horse as well. One known tactic with the Spetum, was that it would be used to chop off a passing riders foot or lower leg! It was an excellent multi-purpose weapon.