Greek Sauroter Spear Buttcap- Bronze - AH6126BT

Greek Sauroter Spear Buttcap- Bronze

Overall Length: 12 5/8'' Spike: 8''
Diameter of Socket is Approximately 0.85'' (22 mm)
Retail Price:$99.84

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1 lb 4.7 oz

This Greek Sauroter Butt Cap is cast from bronze and can be mounted onto your own wooden spear pole to create your own Dory spear. Two pre-drilled holes at the socket base allow you to fasten and secure it to your own tapered spear pole end. Hardware for mounting it is not included.

Although its primary function is to be a counterbalance to the spearhead, the Sauroter can function as a spiked spearhead in its own right should a speartip be broken or damaged in battle. Sauroter means ‘’lizard killer’’ - a reference perhaps to soldiers on guard duty spearing a wayward reptile. The Sauroter may have also functioned as a method for dispatching wounded foes on the ground. In the tight confines of a compressed phalanx it may have been impossible or inadvisable to turn a spear around to strike a foe on the ground, but the spiked sauroter would have done the job quite well, particularly with the full mass of the spear behind it in a powerful downward blow.

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