total length about 30 cm
sleeve length about 12 cm
sleeve diameter 30..35 mm
blade width about 3 cm
weight about 300 g
The diameter of the humanizer is 32-35 mm
The blade is 65G steel, the sleeve is ST3 steel. Hardening 48-50 HRC.
The humanizer of the “Hinkal” type allows the use of a steel spear in mass fights without the danger of causing serious injury to the enemy and can be used without restrictions at the Rusborg festival.
A felt pad is securely glued to the steel platform on the tip of the spear, which is additionally fixed on top with a leather cover on glue with a strong rope winding.
This type of spear humanization does not spoil the appearance of the weapon, but at the same time completely eliminates the risk of serious injury in combat interactions.
All samples of this type are found in the middle belt, mainly among Murom-Mordovian antiquities of the IX—XI centuries. 30 Some of these tips are close to lanceolate in typological features and represent for the X — beginning of the XI century, apparently, an offshoot of the latter. In general, diamond-shaped spears are not typical for Slavic weapons. For the X century . this form was archaic, survivable. Throughout Europe, diamond—shaped tips in their mass belong mainly to the VI-VIII centuries.