- Long range
- 7 feet
- 6 lbs
- Wood shaft with steel head
The Vikings most likely wielded their spears one-handed. Aside from thrusting, the weapon could also be thrown, and a skilled user could throw two spears at once. Vikings typically carried four spears a piece. The shaft and butt of the weapon could also be used for blocking and delivering blows.
The spear was the Viking's most common weapon since it was easier and cheaper to make, because it requires less metal.
The blade of the Viking spear was abnormally long compared to other spears at the time. If the shaft broke, the Viking could remove the spearpoint and use it as a long dagger.