spear (weapons: missiles & projectors)

Spear with a metal spike socketed onto the butt end of a long wooden shaft, but no blade. The shaft is decorated with two sets of red and black hair alternating in bands. The top set has five bands of longer hair; the bottom set has four rows of short tufted hair, and three bands of red dyed hair alternating with three bands of black bristles. The two hair sets are separated by a space for a handgrip, with plaited fibre bands by the hair on each side. The tip of the spear shaft is pointed, with no metal blade.

fighting

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