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Spear Throwers

  A gaggle of new spear throwers in the Upper Paleolithic tradition.  Not ivory, just oak.  I have needed a bunch to use as loaners at demonstrations and events.  Hopefully these will do the trick. About these ads

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Finished Atlatl (a.k.a. spearthrower)

My new Basketmaker-style atlatl.  I used it without a weight for a few weeks and it was adequate but the addition of this small weight seems to make a real difference in power, especially with a larger dart. The weight … Continue reading

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Basketmaker Style Spearthrower

Finished a new atlatl this morning. Created from a scrap of Osage Orange wood. The style is a generalized Basketmaker but a bit heavier than some. It has no weight attached yet but I will probably make one just for … Continue reading

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