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Spear

pole weapon consisting of a shaft, usually of wood, with a pointed head
The weapon on the left is a copy of a medieval spear, the other weapons are copies of medieval javelins.

A spear is a weapon used in Antiquity and the Middle Ages. It is meant to primarily stab. Some spears can also slash. Some kinds of lightweightspears were also meant to be thrown.

A lance is a special spear used from horseback. Knights often used it during medieval times. A pike is a very big spear for infantry to fight horsemen.