12th-15th century. Forged iron 3 3/8” total length. Diamond shaped point with central hole for the fastening of incendiary material which is ignited and the arrow shot. The tip is rounded, allowing it penetrate roof thatch but not stick in wood. The arrowhead is flat throughout without a spread foot at the shaft and is intended to bend on impact and fall to the ground or on to a roof. A more substantial construction would allow the arrow to bounce away from the objective. The floors and ground in castles and forts were strewn with hay and straw from animal feed and bedding. In dry conditions, fire from a single source as this could spread before it could be contained. Only such example we have offered.

Stock Number: FNS7841

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