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Arms & Armor High Gothic Mace

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A beautiful High Gothic knightly weapon, this mace is one of the most recognized forms of medieval arms of all time. It has been displayed in the raised hand of the gothic mounted armor in the Wallace Collection, London for many years. The photo of this display has graced the cover of many books on armor and weapons.
The sweeping pierced flanges of the head, hexagonal shaft, and bronze base finial are all features of the gothic mace. The head of this item is copied directly from the original in exacting detail. Its balance and weight allow this brutal weapon to be wielded with incredible agility and speed. It is a truly classic example of the innovation and talent of the arms makers of this period.

Please Note: While all-steel maces are sturdy they are not indestructible. They were designed for striking targets softer and less dense than the mace – namely warriors wearing steel armor which was considerably thinner than the mace flanges. Bashing a steel mace onto concrete roads, dense trees and wood beams, cinder blocks, I-beams and other hard or dense targets may result in bending the steel mace, damaging its flanges or causing other damage.

2 reviews for Arms & Armor High Gothic Mace

  1. Yuexin H.

    Great mace! The design is purely timeless (partially a museum replica as long as I know), and it handles quite well. Surprisingly, the Point of Balance is near the middle of the mace on the handle side! Surely it doesn’t handle as nimble as a sword, but it’s probably much better than any other maces on the market. (Hope Kult of Athena would specify POB for maces & flails as well.)

    The price is hefty, but the value is great.

  2. Alistair

    The weight, weight distribution, and solid construction are amazing. This is an historical replica and it shows.

    Where it lost points for me was in symmetry.
    The one I received has a kink where the head lines up with the haft – so it isn’t straight.
    Additionally, the flanges are at slightly but perceptively different heights. I can see they are cast and attached individually, which I like, I just wish the asymmetry were less noticeable.
    The bronze finial is also noticeably off-line, with gaps on one side and none on the other.
    Lastly, and perhaps quite minor, unlike in the photos on the A&A website, the flanges don’t line up with the faces of the hexagonal shape of the haft and guard.

    I don’t mind slight flaws – it gives a more handmade aesthetic to the piece, which is one of the things I actually like about it.

    I still really like it, but given the price point I have to deduct one star.

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