My pig spear

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My pig spear

Postby quiet man » Thu Jan 27, 2011 8:15 am

Here is my pig spear I built, made from leaf spring steel, was detempered first, cut out and tapers ground, holes drilled in tang, forge heated and spring stock dearced, heated to straw color and oil quenched. Its mounted in a hickory foreshaft into bamboo handle, over all 6.5 ft long.
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Re: My pig spear

Postby Okie » Thu Jan 27, 2011 8:31 am

That is sweet!! I've been wanting to build me one for some time now, just need to do it. Have you thrown it much? How does it fly?
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Re: My pig spear

Postby TradRag » Thu Jan 27, 2011 8:42 am

Very nice! Yeah... tells us how it flies. :applaud:
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Re: My pig spear

Postby Newkirk Jerry » Thu Jan 27, 2011 9:46 am

Does the hickory go up into the blade like it appears to? How did you do that? Awesome job!
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Re: My pig spear

Postby jcporter@work » Thu Jan 27, 2011 1:38 pm

Been thinking of building one. I think I'll add some sort of cross piece in case the pig decides to follow the spear up the handle and see who done the damage.
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Re: My pig spear

Postby quiet man » Thu Jan 27, 2011 9:26 pm

haven't thrown it yet, I want to take about 4 " off the tail end so it will travel in my tool box. Weathers getting nice, maybe tomorrow.back end being light bamboo should let the head lead okay, let ya know.
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Re: My pig spear

Postby quiet man » Thu Jan 27, 2011 9:30 pm

The hickory doesn't go into the blade, it has a 1" tang and the hickory is slotted, it goes down into the bamboo to the node. Its wrapped with artificial sinew and has two brass pins through the hickory and blade. I put three holes through the tang in case I want to convert it to a hand knife.
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Re: My pig spear

Postby Newkirk Jerry » Thu Jan 27, 2011 9:39 pm

Gotcha. That is a beaut! It ought to work!
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Re: My pig spear

Postby quiet man » Sat Jan 29, 2011 8:44 pm

FYI spear had its test flight today, flys well, no wobble or planing, good FOC ratio, heavy front/light back end.
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Re: My pig spear

Postby woodsman1031 » Tue Mar 01, 2011 9:43 pm

Quiet Man,

That is an awsome spear! How far can you throw it? I saw some guys on youtube that were pig hunting with a spear a long time ago, and it looked like fun.

Have you killed a pig with it yet?


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Re: My pig spear

Postby nmubowyer » Tue Apr 12, 2011 11:33 pm

Thats pretty cool
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Re: My pig spear

Postby JMartin » Thu May 26, 2011 10:45 pm

Man, that's pretty cool!
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Re: My pig spear

Postby Frosty the Bowman » Mon Sep 16, 2013 12:56 pm

I need me one of these, no pigs up here to chase with it, but sure got a lot of 'yotes that would be great targets :D

Me and my oldest brother both want to someday take a deer with a spear, have to find a state where thats legal, not allowed here in washington, the land of more restrictions than hunters ;)
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Re: My pig spear

Postby campcook » Tue Sep 17, 2013 8:11 pm

Good Luck gettin a yote with a spear? I've killed a couple with a bow but more have jumped the string and not like a deer if they drop like deer I have not been quick enough to see it they seem to leap straight up. The first I killed jumped straight up unfortunately for him the broadhead caught him across both front just above the knees. This was a coyote that was unaware of me and busy chasing gophers. I don't think i can get a spear into one quicker than an arrow. So good luck Frostie. Alex
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Re: My pig spear

Postby wormbobskey » Wed Sep 03, 2014 12:15 pm

I've made quite a few spears using sawmill size bandsaw blade material and disc blade steel. I use a lot of aluminum and bamboo ski poles for the shaft with oak dowels to attach the blade to. Most blades run in the 6 to 8 inch length a hidden narrow tang just wide enough to get a good wrap with the artificial sinew. Overall lengths run right at 6'. These spears can literally be thrown like darts and are super accurate. Yours definitely looks like it would work as a very stout thrusting weapon. I have some leaf spring material and I think you have inspired me to make another spear. Very nice!
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