Homemade Spear-Urban Survival

I made a spear out of salvaged materials, since in the event of a collapse two of my main concerns would be home invasions and feral dogs. I like the idea of having something long and pointy between me and a beastie-especially at night.

25 Comments on "Homemade Spear-Urban Survival"

  1. CaptainFur | June 2, 2010 at 1:37 am |

    Good idea for all those “discount” knives lying around. Can make a few other things too. Thank you.

  2. envirosponsible | June 2, 2010 at 1:50 am |

    @holajim Thanks for weighing in. Your dog sounds like more of an asset than a liability, so I doubt it would end up on a spit.

  3. Great use of junk–but, I agree you need more length. Not so much the handle but more the blade part. You need to be sure you have enough to reach center line of the animal from any angle. That’s where you can put them down fastest.

    Damn, i hope nobody spears my German Shepherd. he’s friendly and I don’t want him on anyone’s bar-b-que……

  4. @adobo777 read my comment again I wasn’t talking about the overall length of the spear, only the blade. A millitary bayonette is long for the same reason.

  5. @davfritz long spears are heavier and are harder to thrust with, short spears are perfect against a dogs and are perfect lighting fast stabling defense tool.

  6. BushcraftOnFire | June 2, 2010 at 3:36 am |

    Nice job on the spear Bro!

    Great use for a cheaper blade! Terrific video

  7. @davfritz army. dam typos, lol

  8. @envirosponsible btw, an armt bayonete is long for that reason

  9. envirosponsible | June 2, 2010 at 4:44 am |

    @davfritz Good points.

  10. The blade needs to be longer. Think about it. Lets say you are trying to stop a large dog. It needs to pennetrate deep within a lung. This may barely reach the lung. It may only make it angryer. You need to be able to drive it in deep, without the handle limmiting it

  11. WallaceHitch | June 2, 2010 at 6:01 am |

    Hey guys check out my trial with a home-made spear. Great video enviro

  12. ThePHENOMZ24 | June 2, 2010 at 6:59 am |

    Good job man . Im sure that spear would come in handy in a shtf scenario ..

  13. greggandshandy | June 2, 2010 at 7:25 am |

    Dude, get a gun!

  14. PaulT1960 | June 2, 2010 at 8:18 am |


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  16. johnny102marvin | June 2, 2010 at 9:06 am |

    Cold Steel offers a spear point for around $24. I bought a cheap survival knife at harbor freight tool store for about $9. a lot of preppers buy these suvival knives from harbor freight long with the great deal they offer on solar panels. But, the Harbor Freight survival knife has a hollow handle where you could jam a spear shat up into the inside of the handle and then latch it down. has anyone tried this yet?

  17. TheBackyardBushman | June 2, 2010 at 9:51 am |

    Pretty dang cool. You should come up with a second model with shaft strength to utilize swinging and smacking with the whole weapon.

  18. sae1095hc | June 2, 2010 at 10:32 am |

    Good idea to try fabricating weapons and equipment BEFORE you actually need them!

    I’ve been thinking about cutting the handle off one of my 12″ Barongs and reattaching it with chicago/binder post screws to make converting it into a survival spear quick and easy. What the heck, maybe I’ll give it a try when I have the time.

    A low Rockwell carbon steel would be less likely to break on you if you stress it than any kind of stainless steel.

  19. SECRETBOL | June 2, 2010 at 10:34 am |

    F-ING COOL !

  20. realy nice job

  21. No rest for the wicked even when shooting a video there Chad.

  22. OceanMarialArts | June 2, 2010 at 12:13 pm |

    First rate job on your spear. Looks every bit as good as the Cold Steel version. I have a cold steel and I much prefer the look of your blade tip to the sharpness of the Cold Steel.

  23. CdnLifeguard71 | June 2, 2010 at 12:51 pm |

    Nice job! I made a primative spear last summer for fun. Just hardened the butt and point in the fire. Made a great walking stick in the woods. I’ll have to look around at home for some more modern material to make this one.

  24. faranglaw | June 2, 2010 at 1:15 pm |

    neat… SHTF spear A+

  25. nedeljkomostar | June 2, 2010 at 1:55 pm |

    Thumb up. I like it.

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