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This looks totally B.A. Anyone have one and care to comment? No? I'll probably get one and comment myself.
Lots of functions - walking stick, quarterstaff, pig huntin', Zombie Apocalypse, general self defense and attack. Goblin's probably got two or three of these. ;-)

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Get one and tell us about it. I gave up spear hunting after I killed a mammoth and saber tooth tiger.
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I've been wanting one for quite a while (they can serve a purpose). One of my sons friends use them on their family ranch. Also, there used to be some YouTube videos floating around showing someone using them on a hog hunt.
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How about someone taking a small doe from a tree stand?


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That'd work, AP. I can't watch your vid tho, it says I need Adobe Flash.

I ordered it; so will get back. I have a feeling it'll be awesome.
Guess it'd take some real cajones to go huntin' wild boar or whatever.
There's a vid on youtube, shows a guy hunting an American Bison with one and getting it.
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I used to have one in my store. I would use it to reach high hanging merchandise with.
Really discouraged shoplifting.

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just the thing for Stobor or Walking dead.
(how many know what stobor are with searching the net???)
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I could not watch the video, but the caption on the picture is very misleading. Unless I am a great deal more blind than I am supposed to be, that is not a buffalo or a bison in the picture. It is a hog, probably a boar, of some kind.

Hunting from a stand, especially a tree stand, would probably be better using javelins. Or at least one of the throwing spears. Which, actually an Assegi is, which is what is in the picture, and not a boar spear.

Boar spears are thrusting spears, not throwing spears. So are many of the weapons considered spears. Only some were ever designed for throwing. And most of those that were had multiples carried, or an effective contact range weapon such as a sword was carried for use after the spear was thrown.

That whole post is very confusing to my literal mind.

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I really want one but I just don’t want to be that guy. Same thing with the Cold steel katana.
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The website kultofathena.com has a huge selection of spears and other stuff that you can choose from.

I bought a Hanwei sword cane from them, really nice.
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This item is like the Atlatl. Cool, effective, but it can wait because I have other fish to fry.
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just the thing for Stobor or Walking dead.
(how many know what stobor are with searching the net???)
Stobor=Robots,. Tunnel in the Sky iirc, been ages since I've read any Heinlen.

Now I need to talk about the spear in with question. At one time I wanted one for hunting feral hogs here in the Ozarks but realized most would be too skittish to get that close to.
Today, even though I still have the upper body strength due to wear and tear on my feet and knees not sure how agile I'd be dancing on uneven ground to gig one real good. Might be best for me to have some backup with a rifle or shotgun.
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Stobor=Robots,. Tunnel in the Sky iirc, been ages since I've read any Heinlen.

Now I need to talk about the spear in with question. At one time I wanted one for hunting feral hogs here in the Ozarks but realized most would be too skittish to get that close to.
Today, even though I still have the upper body strength due to wear and tear on my feet and knees not sure how agile I'd be dancing on uneven ground to gig one real good. Might be best for me to have some backup with a rifle or shotgun.
Might be time to read it again, pretty sure they were a critter.
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Nope JD, you just need a shot of straight up Johnnie Walker Black.
Here's the buff hunt:
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And here's even a better one; wild hog huntin' with the spear. You have to go to 1:05 to get to the hog hunt. That guy ALMOST bit off more than he could chew, but great job! Must be a Texan or Tennessean.
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Stobor=Robots,. Tunnel in the Sky iirc, been ages since I've read any Heinlen.

Now I need to talk about the spear in with question. At one time I wanted one for hunting feral hogs here in the Ozarks but realized most would be too skittish to get that close to.
Today, even though I still have the upper body strength due to wear and tear on my feet and knees not sure how agile I'd be dancing on uneven ground to gig one real good. Might be best for me to have some backup with a rifle or shotgun.
The few experiences I had when I lived in Missouri as a child, when my father sort of acted as a guide for a couple of guys out of St. Louis that wanted to hunt cougar and boar with spears, was the following:
For boars, if you used dogs, (well trained dogs) it was their job to get the boar to come to heel, and they would then grab it (2 dogs usually both ears, with 3 both ears and a hind leg) and pin it. Then you went in for the kill with a boar spear into the side.

The other way, without dogs, was to track a group, or single big boar, until you could find a spot that would work to your advantage. Not wearing oneself out while doing so. Because even small boars, even peccary, when they are moving, are a mass to be reckoned with. Once in a good spot, you baited the boar until it was mad enough to charge. And when it did, you were in a position to sidestep and slip the boar spear into its side.

The big cats were usually treed, almost always by dogs, and then the cat was forced out of the tree by any one of various methods to put it just within killing range of a boar spear, or a point where it would have to pause before making another move, whereupon javelins were used from a slight distance.


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Nope JD, you just need a shot of straight up Johnnie Walker Black.
Here's the buff hunt: Traditional Buffalo Hunting with a Spear - YouTube
Yep, that is a buffalo (American Bison), taken with a throwing spear. Great job of it, too. Thank you. Something I wanted to do when I was younger. Never got the chance, and could not do it for sure now.

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And here's even a better one; wild hog huntin' with the spear. You have to go to 1:05 to get to the hog hunt. That guy ALMOST bit off more than he could chew, but great job! Must be a Texan or Tennessean. Hog Hunting with Spear - YouTube
You are not kidding it was close. That first reactive strike was right to the skull. No way was that going to stop it. Again, what my father taught me, as I mentioned above, was that with or without dogs, (usually with) if the hog could not be held, you set things up so when it charged, you would be able to sidestep and get it in the side.

That was some great footage. Thank you for putting it up.

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I thought hog spears had a bar about a foot below the spear head to keep the animal from "Climbing" up the handle?
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Those labeled as such almost always do. However, any spear can be used for almost any purpose. A spear with a head about the same size and shape as the Cold Steel Boar Spear, which has the bar, will work. But it is more dangerous. Especially when going for the bears and the big cats. You really do want some standoff/hold-off distance if you can get it.

But with so many things now, traditional labels, names, and descriptions have gone by the wayside. Thus my original post in this thread about my confusion.

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JD, ha, I thought I saw the same thing in the wild boar hunt...seemed he stabbed the thing in the forehead and didn't have his weight secured, thus getting knocked back. Course with it charging head on, where else could he have stabbed? But like you said, step aside and thrust from there. But he had guts to be out there and give it a go and things happen fast; too fast to do much thinking. I bet the meat tasted 10 times better than store bought
Heh, my boar huntin' days are probably over as well. Heckava home defense weapon though.
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Might be time to read it again, pretty sure they were a critter.
. Its a flipped or mirrored word like a real simple anagram. Meant watch out for the unknown.
I do remember one goofy creature they called a Dopey Joe(no not named after Joe Biden). The only thing was the almost robotic stampede/migration all those critters would do like turning on a crazy switch in them. I can't recall if it was natural or not or if it was ever mentioned. Not sure but maybe 2-3 other animals one maybe cat like and another a bird or lizard. Again been 40 years since I read the book.
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