|The completed spear|
|Closeup of wedges and binding|
|The completed spear alongside my day bag|
The end result is rough but serviceable. I originally planned on carving barbs but I found that overly complicated and difficult for a "survival" weapon/tool. I think if I was going to actually use the spear I would fire harden the tips and use more cordage to lash the wedges a little tighter. Also, I assume that drier wood make for stronger tips but also a greater potential to crack apart when split, but that is something I will have to experiment with.