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Spearhead Artifact display from the 1200sAD

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Project by anthm27 posted 05-15-2019 08:46 AM 1077 views 0 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The spear head displayed here is apparently from 1216 Poland, It was purchased in Moscow Russia by Friend Peter G. I am now interested in its history and will be doing some research on it.

The display mount is no work of art, Literally a mornings work with Reclaimed Pine off the rubbish heap, Hit it with a belt sander, routered an edge, glued and nailed it together. I did however want to make it medieval looking, old and dark similar to the spear heads dark past. So, I took to it with a blow torch, rubbed in some dark type Dye then coated with Satin Wipe on Poly.

Its Owner assures me its going to get a small engraved plaque. After all that careful clock work was over, It was nice to get on the drop saw and knock something together for fun. (well, its all fun I guess)

Thanks for reading
Anth

EDIT: the spear head is tie wired to the wooden display through a hole in the handle, then one screw at the tip to hold it in place.





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recycle1943

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#1 posted 05-15-2019 09:56 AM

nice display Anthony, the mounting compliments the time era of the spear head

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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#2 posted 05-15-2019 09:56 AM

Scary looking to say the least, I wonder how many people experienced its business end over the ages?

-- Regards Rob

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anthm27

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#3 posted 05-15-2019 10:14 AM


nice display Anthony, the mounting compliments the time era of the spear head

- recycle1943

Thanks Dick, yes , Its interesting handling such an old piece, Hand forged obviously,


Scary looking to say the least, I wonder how many people experienced its business end over the ages?

- robscastle

Yes its a real weapon, Every chance its seen human blood, makes the mind wander to a different era.

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woodshaver Tony C

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#4 posted 05-15-2019 10:41 AM

The display mount look good and compliments the weapon. I think the attention would go directly to the Spearhead artifact no matter how nice the mount looked unless you have no cares about what’s mounted on it. The end that excepts the handle looks like it wold be on the large size. A very interesting post Anthony!

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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#5 posted 05-15-2019 11:28 AM

Fine display for some of our past history. That would almost make a chisel these days.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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anthm27

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#6 posted 05-15-2019 12:28 PM



The display mount look good and compliments the weapon. I think the attention would go directly to the Spearhead artifact no matter how nice the mount looked unless you have no cares about what s mounted on it. The end that excepts the handle looks like it wold be on the large size. A very interesting post Anthony!

- woodshaver Tony C

Thanks Tony, They certainly wont be looking at the woodwork on this one.’


Fine display for some of our past history. That would almost make a chisel these days.

- doubleDD

Thanks for the comment Double Dave, Yes it would have been an absolute fine weapon in its day, Interesting to see the blade has weathered better than the holder end. I imagine it would have been sharp.
I picture it as like a long handled horseman’s spear.
Thanks again

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#7 posted 05-15-2019 01:50 PM

i love antiques and wonder about the history behind them,but sadly we will never know the story behind most.

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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#8 posted 05-15-2019 02:53 PM

Great way you mafe it looks old

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#9 posted 05-15-2019 07:05 PM

Great way to display the wepon. If you find out more about it can you post that on L.J.? Antiques road show maybe?

-- Petey

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#10 posted 05-15-2019 07:28 PM

Beautiful work Anthem27. It could have a brass plaque depicting its era and usage.

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anthm27

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#11 posted 05-15-2019 10:12 PM



i love antiques and wonder about the history behind them,but sadly we will never know the story behind most.

- pottz

Morning Pottz, Yes true, that is for sure, we will never know. This thing I suspect has spent some of its life buried in soil. Its just got that pitted look about it.
Thanks for the comment
Anth

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anthm27

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#12 posted 05-15-2019 10:22 PM



Great way to display the wepon. If you find out more about it can you post that on L.J.? Antiques road show maybe?

- Peteybadboy

Thank you Pete, It is a lesson to me, Literally this thing just took a few hours to make and from reclaimed lumber but still seems effective.
Other things take days and are not so effective.
Thanks for the comment.
I will mention the antique road show thing to its owner.
As I wake up I am amazed at the amount of hits this thing has had, over 800 which is around 4 times more than most other projects today.
People seem to love this spear head.
Kind Regards
Anthony (Hong Kong)

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anthm27

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#13 posted 05-15-2019 10:25 PM



Great way you mafe it looks old

- majuvla

Thanks Ivan,
Oh and taking a blow torch to it makes it look old and even better, It is a great way to cover up all the mistakes.
Regards
Anthm

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anthm27

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#14 posted 05-15-2019 10:34 PM



Beautiful work Anthem27. It could have a brass plaque depicting its era and usage.

- cvalley

Thank you Mr Cvalley,
With so much interest in this thing I will push the owner and make sure it gets a plaque, Do you know anywhere we could get a nice brass one made up? Any recommendations?
Regards
Anthony

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#15 posted 05-17-2019 02:13 AM

Great match Anthony.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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