spear (weapons: missiles & projectors)

Long metal spear, probably iron. The flat head of the spear lies perpendicular to a cylindrical shaft. The shaft is ribbed along its length, with six barbs near the head of the weapon, two directly under the head. There is a circular disc at the bottom third of the shaft, presumably for holding and grip, and the shaft flares to a flat metal piece below this disc.

fighting

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