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A spear was a simple two-handed melee weapon in the pole arm family.[3]

DescriptionEdit

The straight shafts of spears could be constructed from any rigid material, but were typically made of wood. Their piercing tips could be formed by just sharpening the shaft to a point or by attaching a variety of spearheads made from metal (usually iron, bronze, or steel), stone (such as flint or obsidian), rock crystal, ivory, and even coral.[4]

The length of a spear varied from 5​ to ​13 feet (1.5​ to ​4 meters) or more,[4] though typically their length was in a range of 6​ to ​8 feet (1.8​ to ​2.4 meters). Roughly the size of a quarterstaff, but slightly smaller in diameter.[5]

WeaponologyEdit

Boar spear head of Frederick IV of the Tyrol c. 1430

Boar spearhead of Frederick IV
of the Tyrol c. 1430

Spears were one of the simplest and oldest weapons in existence. They were typically wielded with two hands, though shortspears could wielded with just one. Spears were usually not intended to be thrown, but could be if necessary.[6]

RealmsloreEdit

Spears were used by almost every race, especially goblinoids and orcs.[citation needed]

Notable spearsEdit

AppendixEdit

Sea alsoEdit

External LinksEdit

Spear article at Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia.

ReferencesEdit

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