Gourd Shape Spear was an iconic spear widely in use since the Song dynasty to the 20th century. The dagger like hourglass shape tip with one or two reinforcement knobs give this spear a distinct appearance. The Gourd Shape Spear was popular among military, rebels and civilian guards .
LK Chen creates a 1:1 replica of this important spear.
Length: 40 cm (15.7")
Socket Inner Diameter: 26mm
373 grams (7.13 oz)
Recommended for a 2.2 - 2.6 meter (7' 6" - 8' 6") long wax wood pole.
Investment/lost wax casting with 1045 carbon steel.
Investment casting (also known as lost-wax casting in the art world), is the oldest known metal-forming technique. The key benefits are versatility, accuracy, repeatability, and integrity, and the wax can be reused. It is more expensive than other casting methods; however, it can incorporate intricate contours and the end components are near perfect, so they require little or no rework once cast.
1045 carbon steel.