The Rohirric lance started off as a simble staff with a iron knife blade tied to the tip, used mostly by the militia of Rohan, but would later evolve to a thick shaft with a steel multi-purpose blade that could pierce armour. The Rohirric lance was THE primary weapon of the Riders of Rohan, and also perhaps their deadliest weapon. It was used mostly in the initial charge, but would be lost or broken in the fray shortly into battle and would be replaced by an axe or long sword.