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Old 26th January 2021, 10:27 PM   #14
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Originally Posted by cel7
I'm not sure about that. The decorated thickening in the center looks like something that you would find on a wild bore hunting spear, for preventing entering to deep. But I am not sure either.
The globose thickening at the base of the points will not serve as stops for a boar-spear head. These things will keep going on in and Hogzilla will be on top of the hunter in a flash. Take a look at these two Germanic / Central European boar spears. A crosspiece in the form of a piece of deer antler lashed on with thick rawhide is the blade stop. Sometimes the stop is a short metal bar attached with a rivet. Southern European and English spears tend to have metal crossguards below the blades, forged integrally with either the base of the blade or to the solid shank between it and the socket.
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