The War Hammer was perhaps the ideal weapon for use against a knight encased in plate steel! The heavy hammer head could crush the strongest suit of plate with just a few blows, and the back spike could open that armor like a can opener! Already proven to be popular with Historical European Martial Artists and re-enactors alike, Cold Steel’s modern interpretation of the War Hammer is highly maneuverable and can be easily wielded with one or both hands. The head is drop forged out of 1055 Carbon steel and differentially heat treated. The point of the spike and hammer face are fully hardened so they can pierce and crush tough materials, while the rest of the hammer is forged to be softer – to absorb the shock of heavy blows. The handle of our War Hammer is 30” of straight grain American Hickory, and topped with a pair of sturdy steel langettes.