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AegonTheUnready Supporting Member of TMP06 Jul 2019 12:39 p.m. PST

I've seen the Xyston and Northstar wire spears, which are quite nice, but the overseas shipping makes the price unappetizing.

Isn't there anyone in the US what makes these things?

Stosstruppen06 Jul 2019 12:58 p.m. PST

Brigade Games carries the Northstar spears

Thresher01 Supporting Member of TMP06 Jul 2019 1:15 p.m. PST

Buy a pair of nippers/cutters, and you can make your own from piano wire.

A pair of pliers for flattening the ends, and a cheap, knockoff Dremel for sharpening/shaping them, should you decide to do that, might be useful too.

Richard Brooks Sponsoring Member of TMP06 Jul 2019 3:22 p.m. PST

Recreational Conflict carries both NorthStar and Arcane Scenery wire spears in 100mm and 50mm lengths.

Personal logo ColCampbell Supporting Member of TMP06 Jul 2019 3:22 p.m. PST

Check in Reno for either a Hobby Town or a Ace Hardware store. Either should carry thin diameter steel wire. That's where I get mine.


Personal logo Virtualscratchbuilder Supporting Member of TMP Fezian06 Jul 2019 4:24 p.m. PST

If you are looking at 28mm, Blow gun dart ammo works great for pics and spears – easily and very cheaply had on eBay.

Personal logo Flashman14 Supporting Member of TMP07 Jul 2019 2:33 a.m. PST

Plastic broom bristles are cheaper, easier to work with and safe. Here's the pitch that tipped me over: YouTube link

Waco Joe07 Jul 2019 7:56 a.m. PST

Blow Gun Darts! Brilliant. I never would have thought of those. Thanks for the tip.

RudyNelson07 Jul 2019 10:25 a.m. PST

Go to a micheals or hobby lobby or a local flower shop. You can get wire with varying thickness.

Personal logo Der Alte Fritz Sponsoring Member of TMP08 Jul 2019 8:15 a.m. PST

On Military Matters stocks the Northstar wire spears.

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