The War Lance is a long-blade spear. It was the Mid-Range Weapon of the Comanche.
Description[edit | edit source]
The War Lance was an eight-foot spear topped with a 12-inch iron blade. The wooden shaft is covered in animal hides and feathers, and the blade is dagger-like, similar to the Iklwa.
Uses[edit | edit source]
The War Lance was a thrusting weapon, but the spearhead allowed it to be used for slashing as well. Lances were used for both hunting bison and for killing opposing warriors, and were made more effective when used on horseback.