The spontoon is basically a scaled-down polearm or winged spear that often served as a substitute for a rifle or musket in colonial America. Issued in substantial quantity by both sides of every conflict from the French and Indian war (1754-1763) to the War of 1812 it was carried as both a weapon and a badge of rank or authority by commissioned and noncommissioned officers alike. Cold Steel President Lynn C. Thompson became fascinated by the spontoon after reading Tim Willocks’ novel the Twelve Children of Paris (3 times!) so they decided to make their own model based on historical examples. The blade of this spontoon is 10.5" long and 4 mm thick with 3.5" wings on either side. Mounted on a stout ash wood pole with a decorative 3-ring socket its appropriate for any Colonial reenacting, or as a decorative piece.
- Mounted on a stout ash wood pole with a decorative 3-ring socket its appropriate for any Colonial reenacting.
- 10.5" Blade
- Carbon Steel – 1055
- Ash Wood Handle
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