Wood for spear shaft
Im from India and new here and don't know whether its the right place to ask about this .
Im going to make a spear shaft - 7 ft long , about 3 cm diameter . I think it would be very strong , durable and not so heavy .
Now please tell me :
- which shape is the best - cylinder or oval ( the both side tamper ) ?
- here Dalbergia Sisoo ( East Indian Rosewood ) , Acacia nilotica , Albizia odo , Teak , Mahogany and Shorea robusta ( Malayasian sal ) are easily found and popular as hard wood for heavy construction and furniture etc . Though I have searched for Ash , hickory etc popular spear shaft wood , but none found here . Will you please tell me which among these would be the best wood for the spear shaft ?
Also any other suggestions regarding shaft wood ( available here ) and shape size , making , coloring etc are also welcome .
Hope your suggestions will help me .
Thank you .
Last edited by Amherstia; 06-14-2013 at 11:27 AM.