The Runka is a type of spear-like thrusting weapon also known as the Corseque. The Runka originated in 15th century Italy it then spread to France and its usage was also seen just a little north of the Alps. The Runka has a bilateral projection a little way under the spear point, which is sometimes large with points bending upwards. Another version of this weapon is the Spetum or Frilauer Spiess where the points bend downwards.
How to cite this article: Dugdale-Pointon, TDP. (19 April 2004), Runka, http://www.historyofwar.org/articles/weapons_runka.html