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Pilum ("Roman" spear) Project

Discussion in 'Non-Firearm Weapons' started by Dirty Bob, Jul 22, 2013.

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  1. Dirty Bob

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    OUCH! :D
    Cheap, but effective! That would HURT! Good idea, rc!
    Just keep it sharp, for...er...gardening! Yeah, that's it!

    Bob
     
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    You know they probably did have very well maintained vegetable gardens.
     
  3. Officers'Wife

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    Another OMB heard from...

    Just don't get the bright idea to kill a large animal with it they way your ancestors did.

    In the meanwhile, you need the accessories my ancestors left me.

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    I dunno about that.

    I've been quite successful at deanimating critters via spear.

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    Hafted with a shovel handle. ;)
     

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    Sam and glistam get gold stars. :)
     
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    realy cool.

    like that spear,been checkin out spearheads on the net..
     
  7. Dirty Bob

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    That's a Cold Steel Boar Spear head, isn't it, Sam? Scary.

    Regards,
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  8. Sam Cade

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    Yup.

    Exactly the sort of thing that alien factions vying for supremacy on a planet where supplying high technology to the locals is proscribed would give to their proxies.

    Cheap and nasty.

    Also, the shaft that Cold Steel provides is too dang long to run around through the briars playing stick-pig.

    Getting one crossways betwixt two trees is even less fun than accidental pole-vaulting. :eek:

    The shorter mud-shovel handle is just about perfect for a man of my slightly abbreviated stature to wield whilst crashing through the brambles to intercede in canine/porcine conflict all the while screeching out the traditional caterwaul of my people. :D

    http://www.smithsonianmag.com/video/What-Did-the-Rebel-Yell-Sound-Like.html
     
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    My late uncle often told the story of a man that brought a home made spear to the reservation (Standing Rock) and in a fit of alcohol fueled idiocy decided to use it to kill a buffalo "just like his ancestors." Luckily for him a Lakota closer to his ancestors had a trap door Springfield stolen from a US Cavalryman. I was always ushered out of the room before the reaction of the rancher that owned the bison was described.

    So... as deadly as the weapon may look... While God may protect drunkards and fools a .44 Magnum would go far to meeting Him halfway.
     
  10. Arizona_Mike

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    The plumbata was preferred over the pilum and javelin in the late Roman period as it had amazing range and penetrating power and the average soldier would carry 5 or more vs 2.

    They remained popular until the Consumer Products Safety Commission banned them in 1988 :)

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    Mike
     
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    ...and you know that is what every legionary worth his salarium did with his after duty hours ended.
     
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