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Kanuckistan_Prepp3r [S] 11 points ago +11 / -0

Haven't done the lashing yet so... its not finished. Incase anyone cared lol

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AceOfTrumps 5 points ago +5 / -0

Was going to say you oughta pop a couple carriage bolts in it.

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Kanuckistan_Prepp3r [S] 6 points ago +6 / -0

My idea here is that I can’t rely on modern ideas. I need something that can be re-done in the middle of nowhere just with typical survival supplies. So I love cut groves in the metal and wood along the tang where some of the lashing will sit inside and then a full wrap on top of that.

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AceOfTrumps 3 points ago +3 / -0

I had one with a stone blade and it broke when i used it to clean out a furnace exhaust.

The aesthetics are cool, but your blade is modern, so you're not going to get the full effect anyway. The carriage bolts won't fail in your lifetime, so I don't see why you'd worry about redoing it... I suppose your wood handle could fail...

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Kanuckistan_Prepp3r [S] 3 points ago +3 / -0

Yup. The wood handle could fail. In fact... my bugout plan doesn’t include the handle at all. I’d make that once I’m safely deep in the northern Ontario boreal forest lol

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AceOfTrumps 2 points ago +2 / -0

Maybe you could weld the blade to a threaded fitting & get yourself a telescopic pole (sherlock 2'-4'?)

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Kanuckistan_Prepp3r [S] 3 points ago +3 / -0

Not a horrible idea. I’m pretty satisfied with the current mounting system though. Simple and easy.

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FrontTowardLeft 4 points ago +4 / -0

With ancient man (~17K years ago), the hardest and most critical part was making a straight shaft for even flight, whether with an arrow or spear, sometimes used in conjunction with an atlatl. One major innovation was the use of arrow heads that were not secured to the shaft so that the hunter could easily retrieve the shaft from their prey. They would just pop on another point and be ready to fire again. In effect, they made the first semi-auto hunting system.

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imnotdeadyet 4 points ago +4 / -0

That is what the Roman's did with their spears. The Pilum was designed so that the shank bent or broke off from the wooden shaft on impact to prevent the opponent from throwing it back at the Romans or to get stuck into enemy shields.

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Robigus 10 points ago +10 / -0

Man, you took some time from that if you started from scratch. That looks smooth.

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Kanuckistan_Prepp3r [S] 9 points ago +9 / -0

Took a few days. Made from an old Dodge Ram leaf spring

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becky21k1 7 points ago +10 / -3

Made it in his spear time

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Kanuckistan_Prepp3r [S] 7 points ago +7 / -0

I see what you did thar

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1776Widowmaker 6 points ago +6 / -0

Very Nice! Saves your ammo for the real threats. I thaught about condiut pipes with the end cut like how needles are. Sharp and could stab at a good distance or even be thrown. Many years I've trained with a bow/staff. If they were suited up with armor I'm confident i could hit a sweet spot with a quick thrust.

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Dieselslacker 6 points ago +6 / -0

I tried to tellppl before January 6 a slingshot and staff are deadly and silent.

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Kanuckistan_Prepp3r [S] 1 point ago +1 / -0

Thank you :). She might come in handy lol. The shaft is 8ft long!

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funwithguitars 4 points ago +4 / -0

Just from an inquiring engineering standpoint , what holds the metal in the wood? BTW, looks great! Perfect zombie tool.

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InarosPrime 5 points ago +5 / -0

Friction. OP said they still need to add lashing, which tightens the wood against the metal.

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Kanuckistan_Prepp3r [S] 4 points ago +4 / -0

Correct but not 100%. There is a mechanical element. I’ve added grooves in the side of the tang that correspond to grooves in the wood. So some of the lashing will sit inside these grooves making it impossible to pop out vertically. So... maybe not impossible but... should be very strong lol

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ShotgunJoe 2 points ago +2 / -0

What do you use for lashing?

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Kanuckistan_Prepp3r [S] 2 points ago +2 / -0

Atwood low stretch utility 1/16” rope. Polypropylene I think.

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Dereliction 4 points ago +4 / -0

Future anthropologists will recover that and consider it a prize artifact of the MAGAlothic period, initiated by the Great Maga King and a notable example of the handmade and 3D printed weapons used by the Deplorables as they banished Communism from human history, demarcating the first part of the America First era.

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Kanuckistan_Prepp3r [S] 3 points ago +3 / -0

I’m in Canada so I’m not a deplorable... I’m a “fringe minority with unacceptable views”

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OneTypoComment 3 points ago +3 / -0

very nice! Kudos on the perfect bevels!

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p1smo 3 points ago +3 / -0

Very cool.

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ShotgunJoe 3 points ago +3 / -0

Absolutely beautiful, we’ll done!

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Kanuckistan_Prepp3r [S] 2 points ago +2 / -0

Thank you very moocho

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fuckthealphabetsoup 3 points ago +3 / -0

Now make yourself an atlatl and get some practice.

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Kanuckistan_Prepp3r [S] 1 point ago +1 / -0

Not sure how useful it would be. Hitting a deer with one would be VERY hard to get that close. Rabbits n such are REALLY fast...

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Gonnamakeitugly 2 points ago +2 / -0

Sweet.

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OneBigMaga 2 points ago +2 / -0

Is it hardened?

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Kanuckistan_Prepp3r [S] 3 points ago +3 / -0

I did my best when grinding down the leaf spring to keep it cool by putting it in cold water constantly. Seeing as the AISI 5160 already has a balanced heat treatment I wanted to keep the that. I did over heat the tip though so might need some oven tempering to release any stress around the tip.

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MeinDonald 1 point ago +1 / -0

You thinking of selling them if you decide to make more? It also looks cool as a decorative piece

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Kanuckistan_Prepp3r [S] 2 points ago +2 / -0

Nah, Im converting my old YouTube channel called TickTockTech into one called Kanuckistan Prepper...deleting all my old nerd videos and just uploading videos of these projects on their. And I'm only doing videos for the channel that are for my ACTUAL PREPPING lol. So not doing any more than needed especially because in the time it took me to make this spear... I could have made around $3200Cdn (4 work days ish) just doing my regular job. So there is no way I can make this stuff to sell and not lose money unless I charge prices that nobody in their right mind would ever pay lmao.

Thanks for the compliment though appreciate it lol.

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CLF3 1 point ago +1 / -0

Now you need to make a bow for it out of a leaf spring.

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Kanuckistan_Prepp3r [S] 1 point ago +1 / -0

Not a bad idea, perfect steel for it!