Boar spear

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Boar spear head, c. 1430, length 42 centimeters (17 in).

A boar spear is a spear used for boar hunting. It is relatively short and heavy and has two "lugs" or "wings" on the spearsocket behind the blade, which act as a barrier to prevent an injured and furious boar from working its way up the shaft of the spear to attack the hunter.[1]

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  1. ^ Strutt, Joseph (1801). The Sports and Pastimes of the People of England: From the Earliest Period, Including the Rural and Domestic Recreations, May Games, Mummeries, Pageants, Processions and Pompous Spectacles. Methuen & Company. p. 14. Retrieved 11 February 2018.

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