Maces of this type were in use for hundreds of years as they were simple to make, relatively inexpensive and highly effective especially against enemies in plate armor. The whole point of the flanges was to concentrate the weight and power of a blow with the mace in one or two narrow ridges so they would better transmit force and crush flesh, bone and armor. A hard blow from a mace could stop the heart of an armored opponent or crush his arm so he was incapacitated and move his arm or leg, knee, elbow. The mace was carried by the watch (police of the day), archers, foot soldiers, men at arms and knights. Our Six Flange Mace is a little plebeian, but crosses over to every group or reenactor at a moderate price.
- 5 oz