Intro: 4 Pronged Outdoor Spear
In this step by step tutorial I will be showing you how to make your very own 4 Pronged Outdoor Spear.
Step 1: Suplies
You will need most of the items shown in this picture. You will also need a large stick and two smaller sticks which will be shown in the steps after this one.
Step 2: The Stick
The stick you will be using to make this spear should have a diameter of about 1-1 3/4 of an inch. You will need to cut it down to about 3 feet long.
Step 3: Shaving
Next you need to shave off about 4-6 inches of bark off one of the ends of the stick.
Step 4: Splitting
Place your knife on top of the stick directly across the diameter and pound on it with a mallet until the split in the wood comes down about 3 - 3 1/2 inches down the stick. Then take out the knife and place in perpendicular to the split you just made and repeat the same process of splitting it.
Step 5: Deeper Splitting
Now insert the lock back knife into one of the splits and bang it down with a mallet until the knife if about 6 inches down the stick or until the opening at the top is about 1/2 of an inch wide. Do this same process for the second split at the top.
Step 6: Small Sticks
Next find two small sticks that are about 2 1/2 inches long and are 1/3 of inch wide.
Step 7: Inserting the Small Sticks
Place the knife about 5 inches down the split and then insert the stick down the split so it is 5 inches down it. Do the same for the other stick.
Step 8: Securing the Small Sticks
Wrap the rope around the small sticks so they are secure and tight. You can use the lighter to secure the knots so they don't come untied and then trim the ends of the rope with some scissors.
Step 9: Whittling
Nextyou need to whittle each of the four prongs into a point. (4 mini spears)
Step 10: Finishing Touches and Final Product
Once you are finished whittling the points you can remove all the access bark from spear.