spear (spear (weapons: missiles & projectors))

Spear with an iron head and a wooden staff. The head is a large, flat leaf shape which is silver in colour and connected to the staff by a short cylindrical neck. The neck in hollow, allowing the wooden staff to wedge inside it. The staff is a long cylindrical piece of wood in natural colour, which has vertical ribbing effect. The tip of the staff has a cylinder metal weight which can be screwed into the bottom of the staff.


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