Maces

The development of better armor for the common soldier did more than just make it harder to defeat a typical warrior. It caused weapons to develop as well, forcing weapon smiths to focus their efforts on weapons that either penetrated armor or negated the protection that layers of steel can provide. And that is precisely where the mace excels. The mace has been around for hundreds, if not thousands of years, as even the earliest clubs and bludgeons, with rocks mounted at the tip, can be considered rudimentary maces of a sort. The mace also has the distinctive in that it was the first weapon designed to be used for killing humans, as opposed to hunting. Maces did not really come into popularity until the 12th century, though, when improved armor forced warriors to find a new way to hurt their foes. At its most simple, a mace is a heavy weight at the end of a club, and at its most complex, a mace can feature deadly looking flanges, spikes, and intricate weights that are perfect for bashing and smashing. How maces excel against armor is simple. Edged weapons put a great deal of force onto a small edge, and the hard surface of plate armor and the sturdy surface of mail serve to diffuse that energy, creating a smaller cut or a harmless strike. Maces, with their heavy weight and broader surface of impact, do not suffer this drawback, and thus, even in armor, warriors will feel the full force of the blow. Plus, a heavy impact can dent armor. Our maces here at Dark Knight Armoury are great for variety of uses, ranging from medieval martial arts practice to solo training. You can even use some for reenactments. And of course, we also offer a range of great display pieces that recreate the look of some of the ceremonial maces and battle maces that have been used throughout history, allowing you to show off this intimidating weapon in the comforts of your own home. So if you want to put your armored foes in their place with startling ease, then you want to wield one of the medieval maces that you can find right here at Dark Knight Armoury.


 

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Bar Mace

Bar Mace

Item # 600652

The remains of a mace of this type were found in the River Thames. Little finesse was needed for this brutal mace, and a warrior strong enough to wield it could crush helms and break swords with the heavy blows it could deliver.

Price:  $130.00 

16th Century German Mace

16th Century German Mace

Item # 600626

By the 15th Century, armor had become so well developed that it was almost impervious to a sword cut and even a thrust. The mace, which evolved from man's oldest weapon, the club, could make short work of that armor.

Price:  $95.00 

German Mace

German Mace

Item # 600853

This German mace proves that weapons can be art. Although pleasing to the eye, it is deadly in function. By the 1500's hundreds armor had become very good protection from most weapons, but that was not the case with an eight bladed mace like this one.

Price:  $95.00 

16th Century Italian Mace

16th Century Italian Mace

Item # 600624

By the 15th Century, armor had become so well developed that it was almost impervious to a sword cut and even a thrust. The mace, which evolved from man's oldest weapon, the club, could make short work of that armor.

Price:  $95.00 

Spiked Mace

Spiked Mace

Item # ZS-926795

This spiked mace is a great crude weapon for any medieval reenactments or SCA events. The spiked mace has an overall length of 23 inches with a heavy hardwood handle that has a diameter of 1.75 inches at the top.

Price:  $23.50
On Sale For: $21.15 

6 Flanged Steel Mace

6 Flanged Steel Mace

Item # ED8696

Flanged maces were popular throughout early history. The afforded direction to mighty blow tearing through armor during combat. The flanged mace has a steel head and shaft with a wrapped leather grip. The overall length of the mace is 30 inches.

Price:  $93.10 

Gothic Parade Mace

Gothic Parade Mace

Item # 600920

This historically inspired weapon is something of a two for one, in that it is wicked mace that conceals a deadly secret. The Gothic Parade Mace is a sleek and stunning weapon that hides a secondary dagger, making this bludgeon a true double threat.

Price:  $135.00 

4 Flanged Steel Mace

4 Flanged Steel Mace

Item # ED8694

Flanged maces were popular throughout early history. The afforded direction to mighty blow tearing through armor during combat. The flanged mace has a steel head and shaft with a wrapped leather grip. The overall length of the mace is 30.5 inches.

Price:  $93.10 

Authentics Skull Mace

Authentics Skull Mace

Item # ED2609

You must have this incredible medieval skull mace. Steel spikes 2-1/2" long rest atop a blackened steel skull attached to a hand pounded heavy blackened steel rod which goes into the blackened hand carved wood handle.

Price:  $159.60 

Authentic War Club

Authentic War Club

Item # ED2606

Small quantities of metal produced by crude mining techniques, were put to effective use by ancient metal smiths in battle weaponry such as the War Club. Long before swords were used this weapon had been widely used throughout ancient cultures during war.

Price:  $140.60 

Battle Mace

Battle Mace

Item # AH-6085

What's the best way to put a knight in full plate armor in their place? Show them the effectiveness of this Battle Mace! This mace was made to match the appearance of historical blunt weapons, while also featuring a rugged and hardy strength.

Price:  $54.00 

Authentics Mace

Authentics Mace

Item # ED2608

This incredible medieval mace belongs in every collection! Hand crafted blackened steel ball embedded with spikes over 2-1/2" long rests atop a hand wrought blackened steel and seared wood handle. Overall length of mace is about 26".

Price:  $142.50 

Conan the Destroyer Spike-Mace of Bombaata by Marto

Conan the Destroyer Spike-Mace of Bombaata by Marto

Item # MA-CONAN045S

Wielded by Queen Taramis' Guard-Captain, the Conan the Destroyer Spike-Mace of Bombaata is a replica of the weapon seen and used during the course of the movie, 'Conan the Destroyer'.

Price:  $276.00 

Medieval Spiked Ball Mace

Medieval Spiked Ball Mace

Item # MC-KT-2065A

There is really no way to no deny that this Medieval Spiked Ball Mace is an impressive and thoroughly intimidating weapon. One look at this weapon and it is also easy to see why the combination of weight and spikes worked so well against armor.

Price:  $51.00 

Indian War Club by Cold Steel

Indian War Club by Cold Steel

Item # 07-92PBH

In battle, a dedicated blow from the ball of the club could easily break a limb or crush a skull like a bat going through a watermelon. For added dynamism, and increased effectiveness, the ball was sometimes spiked with an antler, bone, or even iron.

Price:  $51.99
On Sale For: $41.60 

Gunstock War Club by Cold Steel

Gunstock War Club by Cold Steel

Item # 07-92PGS

They hit with remarkable force and proved to be extremely lethal weapons as their hitting power was often enhanced by the addition of a short lance point or one or more knife blades. In fact, the Gunstock war club became so popular it soon migrated.

Price:  $51.99
On Sale For: $41.60 

Silver Spiked Ball Mace

Silver Spiked Ball Mace

Item # MC-KT-2065B

Try as you might, there is absolutely no denying that this Silver Spiked Ball Mace is an impressive and thoroughly intimidating weapon. One look at this weapon and it's easy to see why the combination of weight and spikes worked so well against armor.

Price:  $43.00 

Spiked Skull Club

Spiked Skull Club

Item # MC-FM-509

Given how easy it is to pick up a stick and hit something, the club could conceivably be man's first weapon. And since it's been around so long, it has undergone countless changes, until it was made into something like this, the Spiked Skull Club.

Price:  $36.00 

Wall Display Plaque

Wall Display Plaque

Item # PH2097

The Wall Display Plaque displays the Flanged Mace and War Axe as a pair.

Price:  $15.00
On Sale For: $11.93 

Flanged Medieval Mace

Flanged Medieval Mace

Item # AH-6081

A good Flanged Medieval Mace is just what you need to get past any opponents armor. Not only does a mace like this pack considerable impact, but the angular flanges also offer a good chance of piercing armor, including weak plate, in some instances!

Price:  $90.00 

Ventilator Zombie Mace

Ventilator Zombie Mace

Item # ZH-011

If you are hacking, slashing, or stabbing your way through a herd of zombies the Ventilator Zombie Mace will keep them at bay. You do not want to find yourself in a situation without this magnificent zombie slaying tool.

Price:  $89.95 

Morning Star

Morning Star

Item # ME-0049

A widely popular weapon amongst professional soldiers and militia men alike throughout the medieval period, the Morning Star is a melee weapon which is similar to a mace and features a spiked head attached to a wooden handle.

Price:  $66.71 

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