Two-Pronged Hunting Spear

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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!

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    explocivo12

    3 years ago

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

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    explocivo12

    3 years ago

    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

    3 years ago on Introduction

    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

    4 years ago on Introduction

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

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    metis15

    4 years ago on Introduction

    Remember, killing animals is not a game!

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

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    clewis21

    4 years ago on Introduction

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

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    magnuswf

    4 years ago on Introduction

    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

    4 years ago on Introduction

    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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    rondustewbray

    Reply 4 years ago on Introduction

    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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    lemgandi

    4 years ago on Introduction

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