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Posted by: masakrator Hello, I came across one interesting drawing of a spearhead with lugs. Here is the picture: http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2820/10790214433_e662b85ebf_o_d.jpg I know of late medieval and carolingian lugged spears. But this spear has unusually placed lugs. The lug are perpendicular to the blade, not parallel with it. The spear was found in destroyed late roman cemetary in Central Balkans. The cemetary is dated to the 4th century. I want to find out more about this spear. Is there anything similar in any time period? I can not find anything similar. The shape seems like late medieval rather than carolingian. Thank you!
Posted on: 11/11/2013 01:48:00

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Posted by: william
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Joined Date: Wednesday, 28 January 2009
I wonder if the lugs are actually a broken-off cross-piece, which I remember from somewhere was an important component of a medieval boar-spear, there to prevent the speared beast (and its tusks) getting too far up the shaft.
Posted on: 11/11/2013 21:21:00
Posted by: achim
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Joined Date: Wednesday, 11 September 2013
unfortunately, i was NOT able to see the picture! but, if the lugs are perpenticular, i'd say this could be a hunting spear?
Posted on: 11/11/2013 23:04:00
Posted by: masakrator
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Joined Date: Monday, 11 November 2013
It works for me, when I copy/paste the link in my browser. The picture downloads itself. Maybe this way? http://www.flickr.com/photos/108300103@N02/10790214433/ Here is another one: http://www.flickr.com/photos/108300103@N02/10790630365/ Is there any good book on hunting spears?
Posted on: 11/11/2013 23:27:00
Posted by: CMB
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Joined Date: Monday, 15 March 2010
I'm sure there a plenty of good books out there on hunting spears, but I haven't looked. Personally, I find the subject boaring. (Sorry, couldn't resist!) Have you tried looking on amazon, or on an internet search engine, on "hunting spear books," or something like that?
Posted on: 13/11/2013 02:54:00

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