Good luck...hoe you kill a biggun.
Gotta keep your head on a swivel when you're in a vicious **** fight.When I was a kid I used a dried up horse weed as a spear & hit another kid in the eye with it. Nearly poked his eye out. It was self defense, because he have a very similar spear trying to hit me in the eye.
Those were really wicked if you sharpened the root ball into a point. With 3 boys in my family its a wonder we all made it to adulthood.When I was a kid I used a dried up horse weed as a spear & hit another kid in the eye with it. Nearly poked his eye out. It was self defense, because he have a very similar spear trying to hit me in the eye.
Is that how Native Americans gigged frogs and suckers?I've been living the traditional life for several years. Thought i would show the progress of my self-spear. It's been a journey that hopefully will end with a 6.5 year old buck down this coming fall. Here are some pics to follow along.
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Hickory stave. No need to straighten or dry. Just get to work...
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Shaving it down with an old Native American tool I found in my driveway.
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After about 15 minutes of shaving got it down where I wanted it and straighten out.
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Found a Native American chicken feeder on the back 40. Will be perfect to forge into the spear head.
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Bout an hour later in the fire. Managed to do some carving and wood burning as well. Hope this inspires someone to go for their dream.
I don't know about better....self spears and self bows are two different animals. I'm hoping he brings his spear to MoJam next weekend so I can pick his brain on the little details he uses to make such an exquisite weapon. The little details on any project is what makes them stand out above a mediocre done job. Like is the blade a single or double bevel?Mailman does better work.