My thought is: your mace conjecture is spot on. Maces, and to a degree clubs, would have been simple and easy to make/obtain. Especially with the effort that went into making those fantastic, not to be equalled swords, Jamie discussed.However, that's just my thought. I have no evidence and I am currently on pint three at my favorite Indy brewpub.
Cheers, James! Thanks for your sentiments. As I said in my introduction, I'm authoring a fictional book and although it is fiction, I would very much like to be as historically accurate as possible (as much as the story allows).