This morning star was photographed in Luhansk, Ukraine and was one of the pictures of the day at The Telegraph. I found more information on the history of the weapon at Wikipedia:
The spikes distinguish it from a mace, which can have, at most, flanges or small knobs... The morning star first came into widespread use around the beginning of the fourteenth century, particularly in Germany where it was known as Morgenstern... Although it is often assumed that the morning star was a crude peasant weapon, that is not entirely correct...Photo credit: Vailey Fedosenko/Reuters.