Reverse Socketed Spear Foreshaft Build-along

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Reverse Socketed Spear Foreshaft Build-along

paleoarts
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paleoarts
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Joined: June 26th, 2009, 3:47 pm

December 8th, 2010, 7:05 pm #1

this was a post i did recently in the SPEARS thread, but i thought some of you might like to see the hafting portion of it.

is it a spear, a harpoon, a javelin? i dunno, you tell me! actually, i'm calling this a land harpoon. a light throwing spear with a detachable head that is meant to slow down mega fauna....i guess....maybe....um



i started with a wide thin point i knapped from midnight obsidian.



i matched that to good piece of caribou antler.



shaped that down to the proper dimensions, cut a groove, drilled a hole, and taper drilled the back end.


then, i set the point with PPG.



and secured with sinew.



i then matched the finished foreshaft to a tapered and fire hardened red oak shaft.



a few other embellishments and.....ta da! my 'whatsit' is complete!

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Sea Eagle
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Joined: October 25th, 2010, 1:58 am

December 9th, 2010, 12:06 am #2

Great tutorial! I've always wanted to make a harpoon kind of thing but i never knew how. But now i know, thanks!!
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