Javelins, they fall about half way between spears and arrows, they're easy to make, fun to use and have been used for war and hunting all around the world for a long long time. sounds like a handy tool for the firearm challenged come the apocalypse, and just some plain old fun if you have a big empty field up the street to play extreme lawn darts in
Apologies in advance for the picture quality, I've been reduced to my cellphone for taking pictures, and well, it works, but not the best.
Step 1: You will need....
I try and use scavenged material for all my apocalypse projects. not necessary, but i feel it adds to the feel of the project. For this one I've scrounged up:
A socketed spatula and ladle
A couple of old broom sticks
and a bag of craft feathers.
I also like to try and use hand tools, again, because it adds to the feel. I used
a couple files
a box cutter
and some string and a large needle.
Step 2: Roughing out the points
Start by marking out a rough outline of your points on the cooking utensil of choice, In this case I'll be using the spatula for my photos. the ladle gets the exact same treatment, you just need to bash it mostly flat before you cut it out.
Got your outline drawn on? good, now grab some tin snips and cut it out. Next hammer it mostly flat, do any necesarry clean up trimming and grab a file and take off any burs or sharp bits on the edges.