bird spear

Bird-spear made from two pieces of wood attached with metal pins in the centre, at the end is two prongs one is longer than the other, they are bound at their base with plant fibre and hide binding, with two smaller attachments of bone and metal attached to the spear with lengths of natural fibre. A very small metal mount has been attched to the shaft between the middle joint and the prongs.

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