The predecessor of the mace was the club. The mace was used until the 16th/17th century. After the introduction of fire arms, the mace was only used for ceremonial purposes or as a sceptre.
This replica depicts a mace that was used in Eastern Europe in the 16th/17th century. Similar maces were used in China and Persia around the year 1000.
It is made out of steel and has an onion-shaped head. The handle is square and partly adorned. The handle and strap are made out of leather.
Length: 51 cm
Diameter Knob: 4,9 cm
Height Knob: 3,5 cm
Grip length: 14 cm
Weight: 0.9 kg
A mace is a blunt weapon, a type of club or virge that uses a heavy head on the end of a handle to deliver powerful blows. A mace typically consists of a strong, heavy, wooden or metal shaft, often reinforced with metal, featuring a head made of stone, copper, bronze, iron, or steel. This mace resembles one used in Eastern Europe during the 16th-17th centuries, just as closely as it does some in China from 1009 or Persia around the same period. It features a carbon steel somewhat onion shaped head attached to straight rod with design detail on the head half or the shaft. A leather grip and hanging strap complete this piece.
Mainly used between the 11th to the 16th century, the mace was the principle weapon using in hand to hand combat throughout Europe. It was commonly hung from the saddle.