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hmm any1 know how to make an Inuit harpoon???
Dec 4th, 2010 at 7:04pm
 
You see I myself am an Inuit, Yup'ik from Alaska to be exact, hehe I dont even know how to make a harpoon, I can make other weapons and tools but the harpoon is a tough one for me, I dont have the materials that they use to make one, no ivory or any other good material to make a proper harpoon. Im thinking of making a toggling harpoon, though i dont have ivory, I think Ill go cheap and make the harpoon head made with hardwood with a steel blade on it, with a 12 inch foreshaft, and idk maybe a 5 foot main shaft. http://elfshotgallery.blogspot.com/2010/01/how-does-thule-harpoon-work.html
I want to make it a Thule type harpoon like the one in this site, I wonder how long the harpoon line is gonna be, anyone have any ideas??? Huh
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Re: hmm any1 know how to make an Inuit harpoon???
Reply #1 - Dec 4th, 2010 at 8:42pm
 
check out this thread over on Paleoplanet, little, especially tim's work. he is a master harpoon maker and overall artic craftsman extrodinair.

http://paleoplanet69529.yuku.com/topic/30402
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Re: hmm any1 know how to make an Inuit harpoon???
Reply #2 - Dec 7th, 2010 at 7:52am
 
I don't know squat about harpoons, but that's a fascinating site, little!  Elfshot goes into my favorites.
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Re: hmm any1 know how to make an Inuit harpoon???
Reply #3 - Dec 7th, 2010 at 11:19am
 
yeahh I tried to make one the other day,  gave up pretty quick,  but ill get better
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