original stone tipped spear blade

Inuit Stone tipped spear from Alaska Bering Sea

 An attractive Inuit, eskimo spear with original stone tipped shaft. The wooden lenght of spear fashioned from a softwood, and decorated with broad bands of red and black pigment, one band of hide strip near the end, and another bound at the tip, where it secures a large blade made from slate or similar stone. Good condition, this is probably 19th century or older, similar spears have been recently found in newly defrosted regions around the Bering Sea dating to hundreds of years old.

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