Prikschaats is the Dutch name for a type of medieval skate that includes a spike at the toe. It translates to "prick-skate." I made a pair, and they work.
This is a follow-up to my post on the Amsterdam skate, a skate dating to c. 1225 that was found in Amsterdam. In that post, I wrote about making the metal part. The skate also has a wood part, which this post is about.
One of the oldest metal-bladed skates found to date was found in Amsterdam. I'm working on reconstructing it. This post is about making the blade.