Spear with sheath

Description
Spear with sheath for blade. Used for hunting and formerly for warfare.
Materials: Wood shaft; steel blade
Form: Wood shaft for blade
Decorations: Sheath has plaited band at rim and a mark halfway up the sheath suggesting a missing band (decorative purpose only).
The blade is set in the wood shaft with a securing steel band round the shaft rim. The shaft is round for 195mm then carved to square for140mm then resumes round shape.
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Object detail

Media/Materials
Wood
Measurements
270mm sheath length
220mm blade
1735mm shaft
Production place
Department collection type
Credit line
Collection of Waikato Museum Te Whare Taonga o Waikato
Accession number
1972/129/14

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