0RifleInstructor 8 years ago ReplyUpvoteUse a fresh 1" to 1 3/4" hardwood sapling and peel all the bark off. Shape the point to your desired point. Heat the sharpened end about 4 inches above an open flame. Start about 7 inches away from the sharp point...rotating the shaft. DO NOT BURN THE WOOD. All you are trying to do is heat the sap inside the wood fibers. They will harden and hold the fibers like glue, making the wood much harder, and the point will stay sharp longer.