A Lance


What it was:

What it looked like:

Dimensions: 2m (6' 6") long at beginning of period, growing to over 3m by the 13th century(1)

How it worked:


Materials: Ash wood with a small iron or steel head(1).

When and where:

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Who made and how:

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Where to get materials:

Cost: Cost 6 pence each around the 1300s.

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What changes occured and when:

  • In the 13th century became longer than 3m (10 feet) long(1).


How common a weapon:

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A Lance

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