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Deepeeka Battle Ready
Greek Sauroter Spear Buttcap- Steel - AH6126IBT

Greek Sauroter Spear Buttcap- Steel
 

Overall Length: 12 3/4'' Spike: 8''
Diameter of Socket is Approximately 0.9'' (23 mm)
Retail Price:$42.24
$29.56

In Stock!
EN45 High Carbon Steel
1 lb 2.5 oz

This Greek Sauroter Butt Cap is forged from steel and is ready to be mounted onto your own wooden Dory spear pole end. Its pair of pre-drilled holes allow for it to be secured in its mounting with screws or nails. Mounting hardware 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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