Used for thousands of years and across the globe, maces are straightforward club-like weapons that were made in various shapes and sizes – however, all had the same objective; to smash and batter an enemy. Maces consist of a wooden and/or metal handle and a heavy head made from stone or metal used to deliver powerful blows. While maces are commonly attributed to the European Middle Ages, they were also used by ancient societies and are believed to be the first weapon specifically designed to kill other humans.
This particular mace is known as a “Morning-Star” or “Holy Water Sprinkler” due to its spiked-ball shape. With the added effect of penetration, these maces were particularly effective killing weapons.