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Wood fish spear

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Wood fish spear has a cylindrical shaft with a bulbous knob on the tip. The shaft is banded all over with narrow and wide burn marks; the wood is otherwise unfinished. Two separate barbed wood prongs fit into slots at the wide end of the shaft and are held in place with leather thongs. Black and white paint is splattered over the prongs. Shaft has green paint marks.