The lance is a
pole weapon based on the pattern of the spear but adapted for mounted combat.
The lance is perhaps most known as one of the foremost weapons used by
european knights, but the use of lances were spread throughout the old
world wherever mounts were available.
In Europe, lances
for jousting were much different from the weapons used in war. In jousting
lances, the tips would be blunt and the center of the lance could be designed
to be hollow, in order for it to break on impact. In war, lances were much
more like ordinary spears, long and balanced for one handed use.
"Heavy Lance" is late period historical shape and size (97" long) that
connects to the interchangeable exchange piece (47" long), making a lance
just over 12 feet long. Made of wood, steel and rubber. The
lance is available with an optional coronel and Vamplate. Breakaway front
piece also available.
During the "jousts
of peace," knights used lances with blunt ends or with a coronel
fitted to the lance.
The main idea
was for the jouster to break his own lance against his opponent. Our Coronels
are made of
Coronels for tilting at rings and the quintain are also available.