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Benno

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knotted spear thrower
« on: November 29, 2008, 09:57:14 AM »

I came a cross this unusual but very nice piece of knot work and thought I would share. It is a spear thrower from New Caledonia (nouvelle caledonie)
the description states that the knotwork is complex....

http://www.nma.gov.au/cook/artefact.php?id=337

one question though, am I right in thinking that the knob coving is simple half hitching?

cheers,

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Re: knotted spear thrower
« Reply #1 on: December 01, 2008, 04:53:13 PM »
Thanks!  That's a VERY interesting piece of work!


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Re: knotted spear thrower
« Reply #2 on: December 04, 2008, 10:36:20 AM »
Well, the cover of the knot certainly looks like half hitching.
What in my eyes is at least as interesting is that it is the first spear thrower I have ever seen or heard of that apparently is flexible! Otherwise they are a stiff shaft with a hook or barb in the end. Might require a different technique than the usual so-called "atl-atl".

Interesting!
Well, an open mind will learn something new every day... :D

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Benno

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Re: knotted spear thrower
« Reply #3 on: December 06, 2008, 03:03:42 PM »

@ frayedknotarts: thats no worries mate, your welcome. Awsome site you have by the way.

@ Lasse C: as they say 'if it quacks like a duck.....'  thats good enough for me, it most likely is half hitching, I think it would be a bit of  a stretch to be something completely different.
(also I post over at slinging.org as kava_fiend - good to see a fellow slinger on the knot tying boards :) )


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