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Don't want no jailhouse, shotgun, fish hooks, golf clubs. I've got my spears! ~ The Andrews Sisters and Danny Kaye

A spear is a pole weapon consisting of a shaft, usually of wood, with a pointed head. The head may be simply the sharpened end of the shaft itself, as is the case with fire hardened spears, or it may be made of a more durable material fastened to the shaft, such as flint, obsidian, iron, steel or bronze. The most common design for hunting or combat spears since ancient times has incorporated a metal spearhead shaped like a triangle, lozenge, or leaf. The heads of fishing spears usually feature barbs or serrated edges.


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  • Encyclopedic article on Spear on Wikipedia