Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Improved Field Expedient Spear/Gig

A fellow Blades and Bushcraft forum member shared some smart design improvements to the basic survival fish spear/frog gig that I posted on recently. The improved design incorporates easily carved barbs as well as an increased number of tines, both of which will improve the likelihood of spearing and retaining prey.

Yesterday I had a chance to get out and try my hand at making the improved spear and I will share the build photos here. The process is pretty well explained by the following series of photos:

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