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Roman Spears: The weighted Pilum
When the swords wouldn't do, the Roman soldiers relied heavily on their Pilum, which was essentially a long spear (javellin).
The Pilum could either be thrown, or used in hand combat. It was usually thrown before engaging the enemy with swords.
Three versions shown here are:
Left: AH3525 The weighted Pilum (square type)
Centre: AH3526 The square Pilum
Right: AH3527 The Thin Pilum
These pilums are approximately 2 meters in length (81 inches) and the weight goes from 4 pounds to 6 pounds (the heavy pilum).
Made of Wood and Iron are realistic and combat use replica of real Pilum from Ancient pieces from Museum.
The weighted pillum was introduced in a later stage, not only to balance the spear, but especially to permit the pilum to bent once insied enemie's shields... and in this way, the pilum couldn't be removed from the shields and the enemies had to throw their defensive shields away.
Specify in the comments which Pilum are you ordering.
Also please make note that oversized items like the pilums do require additional shipping and we will e-mail you back with the shipping fee to your zip code after ordering.