Cold Steel® Man at Arms (MAA) American Spontoon
The medieval man-at-arms was a stalwart and dependable fighter who exhibited great martial prowess with a range of weapons. He was the veteran of many conflicts and was often first into the fray. To honor these rugged, salt-of-the-earth warriors, Cold Steel® has created a range of true journeyman's weapons called the Man at Arms Collection.
These battle-ready weapons may lack the polished silver steelwork of Cold Steel®'s high-end weapons, but they are quite similar in quality and performance. And when well-oiled, they are gleamingly beautiful in their own right.
The Man at Arms collection features a selection of some of Cold Steel®'s finest products, but at a markedly reduced price. If you always wanted a Cold Steel® piece but couldn't afford one, this collection is made for you.
The spontoon is basically a scaled down polearm or winged spear that often served as a substitute for a rifle or musket in colonial America. Issued in substantial quantity by both sides of every conflict from the French and Indian war (1754-1763) to the War of 1812, it was carried as both a weapon and a badge of rank or authority by commissioned and non-commissioned officers alike. Cold Steel®'s president Lynn C. Thompson became fascinated by the spontoon after reading Tim Willocks' novel The Twelve Children of Paris (3 times!) and decided to make a Cold Steel® model based on historical examples.
The blade of Cold Steel®'s spontoon is approx. 27 cm long and 4 mm thick, with approx. 9 cm wings on either side. Designed primarily for thrusting, it's also capable of delivering cuts and slashes while its sharpened wings provide substantial catching and trapping potential as well. Mounted on a stout ash wood pole with a decorative 3 ring socket, it's appropriate for any colonial re-enacting and makes a fearsome stand-alone weapon in its own right.
- Material: 1055 high carbon steel head, ash wood shaft
- Overall length: approx. 205.7 cm
- Shaft length: approx. 162.5 cm
- Head length: approx. 44.8 cm
- Head width: approx. 23.8 cm
- Total weight: approx. 1511 g
- Cold Steel® Product No.: 89MD
We do not sell this product to customers under the age of 18. Please provide your birth date when ordering. We'll also need a copy of your ID-card or passport by email, scan, fax or mail.
Shipping weight: 2.50 kg