dimensions for a practice spear

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Benny Bangarms
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dimensions for a practice spear

Post by Benny Bangarms » Fri Sep 19, 2008 10:21 pm

i'm interested in having a spear made and i was wondering if anyone has advice for types of wood and overall dimensions. there is a thread in the Historical Arms forum that gives some historical examples but i'm not sure where i would get white waxwood and the lengths vary greatly (9-15 feet). here's that thread if anyone is interested:

viewtopic.php?t=448&start=0&postdays=0& ... ight=spear

i like the brown spear at Great River. if i remember correctly, it's about 9 ft and has a taper. apparently the historical spears are not tapered.

so i'm looking for any kind of guidance on:
-types of wood
-length
-tapered vs. untapered
-if tapered, what's a a good diameter at each end

many thanks!
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Re: dimensions for a practic spear

Post by Scott M. Rodell » Sun Sep 21, 2008 2:03 pm

Benny Bangarms wrote:... interested in having a spear made... guidance on:
-types of wood
-length
-tapered vs. untapered
The one at the DC Center is teak, you probably aren´t going to find that around, but Rock Hard Maple is good, or any wood used to make bows.

Your spear should be 9 to 12 feet long & tapered from about 1 1/2¨ down to an inch.

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