The spear mounted harpoon is an extremely developed design which changed little for many thousands of years. The point of the spear is slotted into the shaft, rather than being glued or bound. This enabled the use of cordage to be employed. The spear was withdrawn once the target was harpooned, but the harpoon head would remain in the body of the fish/animal, and the hunter then had the leverage afforded by the cordage between spear shaft and point, to play or tire the quarry.
Complete harpoon with natural fibre cordage.