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The Spear: An Effective Weapon Since Antiquity

By Robert E. Dohrenwend, Ph.D.




The Spear: An Effective Weapon Since Antiquity

The spear is perhaps man’s oldest weapon worldwide. It became the most effective hand-held bladed weapon humans ever devised. This article provides an extensive portrayal of this weapon, including its origins, construction materials, development, use in hunting, military uses, combined with shields, and a section on its use in Asia.

SOURCE: Journal of Asian Martial Arts, Vol. 16 No. 1 (2007): 28 pages.


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