Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Upstate New York, USA
Actually, I like them just as well in being old handforged agricultural implements as if they were lances or spears intended for hominids rather than taurines. I find it fascinating that 'cowboys' in Spain, Portugal and southern France still carry lances with which to direct their herds.
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More typical in iron, here is a modern cast brass version of the distinctive type even today still used in the Camargue in southern France.