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Forged this one up from an oversized horse rasp our farrier uses on the heavy horses.
 

by no means fancy but will serve its purpose.

 

With a long handle it will stay in my boat.....just in case!!

 

 

 

 

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I like it!  And given the things that live in the water near you, not a bad idea. :lol:. You could probably sell them, in fact!

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9 hours ago, Alan Longmire said:

I like it!  And given the things that live in the water near you, not a bad idea. :lol:. You could probably sell them, in fact!

Thanks Alan. Better to have it and not need it than need It and not have It. Got a few people wanting harpoon heads so that will be a project soon.

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I was thinking that same thing Alan said. Probably a handy thing to have around on your photography sessions.

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Thanks fellas,

I cut a good long solid shaft. I am 6’ 4” and the tip of the spear is the height of the top of my fingers when held straight up. Feels like a formidable weapon.

 

Anyhow some more fun at the forge today playing with sockets. Harpoon head and boning knife. Boning knife heat treated but I have yet to do final grind and clean up.

 

 

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Love that shot of you holding the spear.  Once you hold one it becomes very obvious why it was the main infantry weapon for over 2000 years, eh?  

And the harpoon looks wicked!  You should look at whaling tools, they had all sorts of pole-mounted cutting and poking tools.

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13 minutes ago, Alan Longmire said:

Love that shot of you holding the spear.  Once you hold one it becomes very obvious why it was the main infantry weapon for over 2000 years, eh?  

And the harpoon looks wicked!  You should look at whaling tools, they had all sorts of pole-mounted cutting and poking tools.

It sure does Alan, I was doing some chops with it and I feel it would also slash very well too. I just checked out some of those old time whale harpoons. Boy they had some nasty looking heads. I was surprised how wide some were.

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Very cool stuff Rob. 6'-4""?  I'm glad we are friends...….

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