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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