Primitive Fish Spear
Primitive fish-spear made of a small oak branch, which is split in four quadrants. Dogbane cordage is woven and wrapped around base at terminus of splits to prevent further splitting. Bone barbs are secured with pitch-glue and lashed on with animal tendon. The spear-head is secured into a long spear shaft but will come loose in order to prevent damage if the fish struggles. Spear tied to shaft with a small line so you dont loose the fish. The entire piece is 4" long.
2/6/2015 01:35:33 am
I've be interested to see the notch on the end of the shafts if you have any Work In Progress type pictures.
2/6/2015 01:54:51 pm
Hey Richard, I drew up a quick sketch of the notch I used and the lashing notches. I dabbed a small bit of pitch to the area of the orange line and lashed tightly with backstrap tendon. Hope that helps
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