Introduction: Two-Pronged Hunting Spear

In this Instructable, I am going to show you how to make a two-pronged hunting spear. This type of spear can be used for all sorts of smaller game, but is best for small aquatic animals such as frogs and fish.

Step 1: Materials-

The material you will need:

- knife

- cord or thick string, such as paracord

- long straight stick. (This can be as long as you want, I like around a 6 foot range)

- a few twigs cut to 1-2 inch lengths

Step 2:

Shave the larger end of the stick down to a chisel shape and then split the end with your knife.

Step 3:

Tie a piece of cord as tight as you possibly can around and around the stick directly below the split to prevent it from splitting further.

Step 4:

Horizontally jam the small twig into the slit to keep the two sides from coming back together. Them sharpen the two points.

Step 5:

Tie more cord as tightly as you can on both sides of the twig and since I used paracord, I burned the ends. Find a source of animals and Happy Hunting!

Comments

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jompon2547 (author)2016-12-15

I love that too

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explocivo12 (author)2015-11-15

I love the instructable even if anybody says it should be banned.

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explocivo12 (author)2015-11-15

Erchan their is a be nice policy, so I wouldn't be saying that you should have weapons banned, they are needed, If the police had no weapons, would you be scared of them, or let them arrest you

Weapons are life, life revolves around weapons

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Leopardjoy16 (author)2015-05-08

This is so cool! It could work without the split too! just sharpen the tip to a point and maybe wrap something like paracord around a certain area for a spear holding spot

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bcelik1 (author)2014-10-02

Very simple, extremely easy to make, relatively aesthetic, crafty in use. That's all it takes to win my heart.

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--superbro-- (author)2014-09-21

i made it and cant wait togo in my creek and get

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--superbro-- (author)2014-09-21

up

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--superbro-- (author)2014-09-21

wass

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metis15 (author)2014-09-18

Remember, killing animals is not a game!

Rappelle-toi, tuer des animaux n'est pas un jeu !

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zzbb (author)metis152014-09-21

Exactly. Not for "sport", only for practical reasons.

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clewis21 (author)2014-09-20

I'm almost out of branches from my felled tree, but this looks like a good project.

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fixfireleo (author)2014-09-18

be VEWY VEWY quiet! i'm hunting terrorists!

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Noble_Knight (author)fixfireleo2014-09-20

you mean "tewwowists"

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magnuswf (author)2014-09-19

Cool Spear, might build it, if i'm losing my fishing rod :P

Could be cool to build one similar to this with some flexible wood. I'm guessing it's some kind of bone material they used here. Used by Inuits in Greenland :)

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ewbray (author)2014-09-18

May I make a suggestion; if you 'heat treat' the two prongs then they could be "hardened" and resist breakage when using the device for hunting!

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rondust (author)ewbray2014-09-19

Best to do this with a hard wood, it resists burning and resins in the word harden in the fibers.

Your pole can also be thinner and lighter allowing for better throwing speeds.

Aboriginal tribes have been doing it for 1000's of years.

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lokitus242 (author)2014-09-18

nice !

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billbillt (author)2014-09-18

great... got my vote....

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lemgandi (author)2014-09-18

Most Useful! Would fire-hardening the tips make it more better? Perhaps after cutting them sharp, but before adding the twigs and string?

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jesterlee (author)2014-09-17

Be sure to heat the points in a fire to harden them, otherwise you'll be resharpening them a lot.

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seamster (author)2014-09-16

Nice looking spear!

Just remember: you kill it, you eat it.

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grayjay (author)seamster2014-09-17

Thank you very much I should've put that in my instructable. I am a huge advocate of only kill to eat.

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Armandur (author)2014-09-17

I make these all the time, but not for hunting. They are awesome as sticks for grilling sausages over the fire. You can generally skip securing it with rope too. A four pronged one can be used to roast bread one side at a time.

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NickHunter (author)2014-09-16

Can also do a 4 prong by splitting it the other way too! Great instructable! I voted!

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Colonel Hogan (author)2014-09-16

im gonna make it on my next camping trip

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tinaciousz (author)2014-09-16

This could be a great prop to enter in the Halloween prop contest! I think my boyfriend will want to make these for his bug out bag. :) https://www.instructables.com/contest/halloween2014props/