Spear facts for kids

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A spear and a series of javelins.
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. But some spears can both stab and slash, although stabbing is still used more often. Some kinds of spears were also meant to be thrown.

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

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