The ahlspeissl was a pole weapon that was used as a thrusting spear. It was composed of a metal spear head mounted on the end of a pole. The pole was typically 5 to 6 feet in length and the thrusting head spike was typically as long as three feet.
The ahlspeiss was used between the 15th and 16th centuries.
An important thing to note about the ahlspeiss is that the thrusting point had a square cross section. This square shape gave it more strength and made it more effective at penetrating armor.
It typically had a rondel guard at the base of the spike. This was a round metal guard to protect the hands of the wielder.
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