spear (weapons: missiles & projectors)

Spear with metal blade socketed on the end of a long wooden shaft. Lozenge-shaped blade, with fibre binding around the metal socket end. The shaft is decorated with two sets of red and black hair in alternating bands. The top set with five longer hair bands and a sixth fringe, the bottom set with a number of tufted hair and bristle bands, the hair getting longer on each band towards the base. Much of the upper part of the bottom set has the hair missing, revealing the twisted fibre bindings that secured the tufts in place. The two hair sets separated by a space for a handgrip. The butt end of the shaft is pointed. The handgrip has a short loop of string tied on. The blade has a loop of twisted metal wire tied on around the socket end as though for suspension.


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