The morning star is still available as a melee weapon. This weapon, often confused with the goedendag, consists of a wooden shaft with a thickened and sharp iron-tipped end. It is a melee weapon and its effectiveness is determined by its weight and the number of sharp points.
These points could be applied in 2 ways.
· For example, the shaft could have been made of wood through which the points had been punched.
· Another way the tips could be applied was by making or wrapping the top of the shaft with a metal sleeve that already had the tips attached.
In addition, the top of the shaft often ended in a point, so that the weapon more than once lent itself not only to hitting, but also to thrusting.