spear (weapons: missiles & projectors)

Spear with a metal blade socketed on the end of a long wooden shaft. The blade is long and triangular-shaped. The shaft is decorated with two sets of red and black hair in alternating bands. The top set consists of seven longer hair bands, the seventh with long black hair and long white hair dyed with red stripes. The bottom set consists of eight tufted hair bands, the hair getting longer on each band towards the base. The two hair sets are separated by a space for a handgrip, which has some plaited plant fibre tied round it at either end. The butt end of the shaft is rounded.


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