spear (weapons: missiles & projectors)

Spear with metal blade socketed on the end of a long wooden shaft. Leaf-shaped blade with two small projections near the base, and the socket part decorated with short lines incised on exterior. The shaft is decorated with two sets of mainly short tufted red hair, with a band of plaited fibre near the centre of each, the sets separated by a space for a handgrip. The lower set has some long red hair at the base end. The butt end of the shaft is pointed, with no metal spike.


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