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How long should a boar spear be overall
< 5ft
0%
 0%  [ 0 ]
5-6ft
16%
 16%  [ 1 ]
6-7ft
50%
 50%  [ 3 ]
7-8ft
16%
 16%  [ 1 ]
>8ft
16%
 16%  [ 1 ]
Total Votes : 6

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Ben Potter
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PostPosted: Fri 10 Dec, 2021 5:28 pm    Post subject: Boar spear shaft dimensions         Reply with quote

What are the range of dimensions of boar or bear spear shafts?
Do they taper or are they barreled?
Any other details that are important?

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Håvard Nygård




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PostPosted: Fri 17 Dec, 2021 7:10 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Boar spears are 6-7 feet long shafts. More towards 7 feet than 6 imo.
I think they are barreled not tapered. My reasons being that when hunting a boar you would want the possibility of placing the shaft on the ground rather than holding the shaft in the air when piercing trough an angry boar. If the shaft is tapered towards then end, the end piece will be weaker. It could be tapered wider of course if that is what you are asking? It is not something i have seen in any art though.
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Håvard Nygård




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PostPosted: Wed 22 Dec, 2021 5:43 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I realize now you were asking of the total length of the boar spear. With the spear head the total spear length will be 7-8 feet.
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