Spear

About this object

History of use

Used for hunting.

Narrative

Usually made by the local iron monger. Cut at centre may have been made to ease transportation to North America.

Physical description

Dark wood shaft cut and joined with a dowel. Narrow iron point with the tang inserted into the shaft bound with tightly coiled iron and two sections of loosely coiled iron. Band of incised geometric design near the point. Metal point flattened and hammered around shaft at butt.