spear (hunting, fishing & trapping); dart

Double-ended one-handed fighting weapon constructed from a tapering palm wood handle of ovate section to which has been fixed at one end a ground point of human bone which has been lashed with coconut fibre binding and overpainted with a black resinous paint. The other point is made from a black hard wood which has now discolored and was previously also painted. This point has been lashed on with an extensive coconut fibre binding which bears a longitudinal spine of knots.

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