Spears have been used throughout the centuries to hunt, kill, and wage war. The spear has been around on earth for it seems, since the begging of time. They first started with wood tips, then stone,copper, bronze,iron,then finally steel. The version I will be teaching you how to make is a steel-headed one.To begin the process of making a spear you must first find a shaft. You are able to purchase a spear shaft at local hardware stores or a place some where similar. The shaft must be 5 feet or longer, made out of hardwood, and 0.75 of an inch thick. The combination of all these attributes will give your spear a perfect throwing weight and sturdy thrusting capability.
The best thing to use for a shaft is a wood flagpole, you can buy these at hardware stores. So after you have purchased or made a suitable shaft the time has come to find a suitable spear-head to attach to your shaft. The key thing in finding a suitable spear head is: will it fly? Will it penetrate? Will it cause damage, and is it lightweight. Those 4 things will determine whether you make a good spear or not. The most common thing I use for a spear head is one off of the internet, these may cost anywhere from 15 dollars to 100 dollars. Its all based on size.
Generally you want a spear-head that is 4-5 inches long and 1-2 inches wide and 1/16-1/8 of an inch thick. The second most common thing I use is a knife blank. A knife blank is simply a knife blade with no handle. This can be used very effectively if installed properly. The types you can use usually range from kitchen knife to dagger. You must keep in mind that you are making a spear that can thrust into targets and be thrown with effectiveness.
Once you’ve found a suitable spear-head it is time to attach it to your shaft. To do this, first carve the end of the spear to a tip, then using a hack-saw or band-saw, cut a slit down the middle of the tip about 3 inches down. After that, place your spear-head in place and make sure it all fits. Then get a hot glue gun and place the glue into the missing places in the slit. Once completed, wrap with nylon or wool string to give it an authentic-look to it.
After all of the following steps are completed, tweak you spear to custom specifications and comfortabilities such as putting on a leather grip of putting a butt-stud on the back of the spear for the use of a second weapon. When all the tweaking you want is done, your spear should be battle ready and completed congratulations. Thank you for viewing this and thank you for your time.