Caltrops

  

HomeAbout ReddogHistorical ItemsModern ItemsCommissionsOrderingContact ReddogEventsLinks

 

 

 

Caltrops
The foot soldier's friend. Caltrops came in many different forms, but they all had the same purpose to stop horses moving in specific areas. They are designed so when thrown, no matter how it lands, one spike will always land pointing up providing a hazard to the soft under part of a horse's hoof and a foot soldier's boot come to that.

 

 Caltrop   20 each

 

This caltrop was commissioned by a local museum. It would be of interest to re-enactors from several periods. It is of course only intended to be used as a display piece.
 

Click on the image to get a closer look

Return to Historical Items