Gothic flanged mace

length: 13 1/2"
head: 5"
head width: 4"
grip: 8 1/2"

16th century mace reproduction made of solid brass. Six flanged head in the gothic style. Bottom 3" of the handle unscrews to reveal a 3 1/2" stabbing spike concealed in the base. The concealed dagger was popular feature with reproduction weaponry produced in the late 1800's through the mid 1900's, but there's no real historical basis for the inclusion. One flange is marked "Florence", and therein lies one of the interesting aspects of this mace. I have two longswords in my collection with similar markings, and I've come to the conclusion that at some point the good Spanish folk of Florence noticed how sucessful the good Italian folk of Toledo were at copying ancestral weapons and selling them to the Americans and decided to do the same. I presume this was a relatively short-lived experiment. This mace would make an impact hanging from your belt. (sorry, couldn't help myself)