The American Jousting Alliance supplies spears, lances and shields for the sport of jousting as well as to those who simply enjoy collecting finely crafted medieval weaponry. All equipment is specifically designed to be acceptable for use in Alliance sponsored events. The equipment listed on this page should only be used in contact sport by those properly trained in their use and safety.
Please Note: All current AJA members receive a 10% discount on all equipment purchases. Shipping costs will be added to the purchase, so final prices will be higher than what is shown here depending current postage rates shipping from California. All prices are subject to change without notice.
Throwing Spear - $150
The Throwing Spear is 6 to 7 feet in length with a sturdy steel spearhead (diamond or leaf design) mounted on a 1 1/4" to 1 5/16" diameter wooden shaft. An 8" to 10" grip is laced securely onto the handle at the balance point.
Ring Lance - $100
The Ring Lance (left, shown with the heavier Tournament Lance on right) is a 10' light lance with a 1 1/4" to 1 5/16" diameter wooden shaft and 12" hand grip placed 2 to 3 feet from the base. The lance gradually tapers from mid-shaft to a fine point at the wooden tip.
Tournament Lance - $250
The Tournament Lance is a heavy-duty combat lance measuring 10' from base to tip. It is built to last (although they do occasionally break). The base is 2 7/8" in diameter tapering down to a 1 1/4" tip which is covered in a blunt metal cap to help prevent splintering. These lances are 100% hand carved and include a hand grip crafted into the shaft about 2 feet from the base. The graper (part which fits against the shoulder) is custom fit to the individual who will be using the lance.
Two Piece Tournament Lance - $275
This lance assembles into a 10' Tournament Lance. The 5 foot base is made in the same fashion as the one piece Tournament Lance (above). The 5 foot tip is 1 1/4" to 1 5/16" in diameter with a blunt metal cap at the tip. The tip-shaft inserts into the base, and is tightly secured with three steel clamps (included, see photo below). These clamps should be covered with the Knight's colors or banner (not included) to maintain an authentic look. While stout, this lance is slightly lighter than the one piece lance. Two 5 foot tips will be included.
Tournament Jousting Shield - $475
This shield is built to take a pounding and keep on protecting! Several layers of plywood are covered with cold rolled steel which is secured with steel rivets.A sturdy strap and hand grip are bolted onto the back of the shield. The back edge is leather trimmed to prevent minor cuts and scrapes (see photo below). The top and bottom of the back are padded to lessen impact on the helm or knees - should the shield get pushed into the Knight due to a less than accurate hit by an opponent.
The design and size of each shield will be customized to the future owner's preferences. Shield price may increase if an elaborate design is requested.