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OK, got it all HT'd, I think I will leave the temper colors.

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I left the tip a little too fine and bumped it while it was hot into the forge brick, hence it got bent over a touch, I'll regrind it.

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Nice work Sam. In my house I would probably have to leave the point bent for safety purposes.

Pretty spear.
Mark<><

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If you had kids you would know that they are far more likely to poke you than to get cut themselves. :rolleyes:

Burnt is a different issue, they can learn about hot. :P

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looked good before, andlooks even better now. very nice work as always sam. what is the diameter of the socket at the open end? also. do you roll the socket on the anvil or start it in a swage?

Ed Steinkirchner

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are you going to haft it or just have another spearhead lying around? :) because i usually end up with a spearhead lying on my bench for a long time until i decide to haft it or store it. anyone else have a hard time finding a shaft long enough and straight enough to use with a spearhead? its just been bothering me for a while now and i figuerd now is as good a time as any to ask.

one more question Sam, what is the overall weight? since its steel i would expect it to be fairly light.

Ed Steinkirchner

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Thanks man!

Ed, of course I'm going to haft it. If I can't find wood I'll use some polymer, which I haven't tried before. I don't have a scale, but less then a pound for sure.

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are you going to haft it or just have another spearhead lying around? :) because i usually end up with a spearhead lying on my bench for a long time until i decide to haft it or store it. anyone else have a hard time finding a shaft long enough and straight enough to use with a spearhead? its just been bothering me for a while now and i figuerd now is as good a time as any to ask.

one more question Sam, what is the overall weight? since its steel i would expect it to be fairly light.

Ed Steinkirchner

for any polearms i go and get a wooden shovelhandle and re shape it for what i need, pikes are another story, i havnt made many spears

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for any polearms i go and get a wooden shovelhandle and re shape it for what i need, pikes are another story, i havnt made many spears



How many polearms have you made? you sound like you have quite a system down so you must have made and hafted quite a few let's see some pictures!

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Sam, That looks nice, We just watched the movie Duma last night and they find a spear point similar to yours and use it for their safety. It is a little bigger than yours and it made me want to make one :D
Rob

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Lookin` for a particular type of wood Sam?
If you`d be happy with a native New England wood I may be able to scare something up that has been riven rather than cut so it`d be much stronger than a sawn spindle from the lumber yard or a bought handle.
Can you work a rough blank yourself?

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Sam, that is a really nice spear head! With the socket wrapped, It looks to me like a fine dagger as well. How do you envision it being used? Would you consider making a belt sheath for it, or is it only intended to be a spear? Fantastic work as always.

Robert

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I missed page 2 of this thread!


Sam, That looks nice, We just watched the movie Duma last night and they find a spear point similar to yours and use it for their safety. It is a little bigger than yours and it made me want to make one :D
Rob


Rob, thanks! GO for it! the tools I posted are easily used by hand too, I have no doubt you could make one in a day. I will have to watch Duma, it looks good.

Bob, I'd love some hickory or white oak if you could find any. I can work a rough blank no problem.

Robert, thank you. It's pretty handy as a dagger, but it really is meant to be mounted. but it could be a dagger no problem and a belt sheath would rock, a few guys do socketed handles for knives and daggers. where in north Jersey are you? Do I know you?

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Hey Sam, no, you don't know me. I'm another newbie to this Craft/Art. I live in Fair Lawn, which is close to the New Jersey Steel Baron, located in Hawthorne. I still haven't made a trip over to that store.

You've made huge strides since your early posts. I know that with training/practice and a measure of natural aptitude, I can do this as well. Thanks for showing me what is possible. :D

Robert

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