Cold Steels Man at Arms Collection Gothic Mace is constructed from 1055 high carbon steel and finished with a darkly blued finish. Like historical examples the shaft is thick-walled and hollow to reduce weight. The grip is wrapped in stitched black leather.
With a weighty head this flanged mace is designed to grab onto the curved surfaces of plate armor to give it enough purchase to avoid deflection, thus allowing the flanges to reliably pound and puncture the armored defense of the poor soul within. Though a warrior in full plate harness has little to fear from the cut of a sword, he would surely give great caution when facing a foe with such a flanged mace. A spiked finial top and a conical pommel allow for the ends of the mace to be used as weapons when the scrum gets too close for swinging or for striking when the opportunity presents itself.
This stout mace will require a strong hand to wield single-handedly with agility. The long grip gives ample length to allow for the use of two hands to impart maximum crushing power.
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.