General Facts about a real Lance-
A long, strong, spear-like weapon, designed for use on horseback.
The Medieval Lance was used during warfare during the Middle Ages and was also a popular weapon used during jousting tournaments
The lance was made of wood, with a metal tip made of iron or steel similar to a spear head.
Knights would paint their lance to match the colors of their coats of arms.
The real weapon measured from 9 to 14 feet in length.
Later a piece of armor called a vamplate which was a round of iron on the shaft of the weapon which was designed to protect the hand and arm.
During jousts at Tournaments the head of the weapon was fitted with a Coronal instead of the sharp point used for war. The different colors were used just as in war, to quickly tell friend or foe. This continued over into the games, showing the family colors.
This Hairstick isn’t 14 feet long, it measures only 6 7/8 inches long with 4 7/8 inches for your hair to wrap to.
It has the "coat of arms" colors of Green and Black. The tip, the "vamplate" and the end of the lance are painted in a Brass colored paint, for contrast and to show where the metal would be on a real one. The holding handle had burnt wire lines for a handle. The vamplate with is the widest section of the hairstick is somewhat hollowed out just as it would have been in the real thing. Lots, and lots of details and contrast.
This can be used for a unique hairstick or as a collectors piece. It just looks so cool.
Sanded up to 4000 grit sandpaper, spray finished with conversion varnish, and hand rubbed for a nice smooth feel smoothness.
Put a little history in your hair!
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