Cold Steel Boar Spear saves woman's life

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https://www.brinkmanforest.ca/news/brinkman-planter-rescues-wife

Story is from 2013, but I don't recall seeing it mentioned here.

Basic gist of the story: husband & wife live in a remote area of Vancouver Island, Canada and had an ongoing problem with a mountain lion. Due to Canadian firearm laws the husband had to wait a period of time to buy a rifle (required classes & permits). During that time he bought a Cold Steel Boar Spear for protection. While coming back from gardening the wife was ambushed by the mountain lion & unable to access the bear spray on her belt. Husband hearing her screams, grabs the boar spear and runs to help. Manages to fight off the mountain lion (fatally wounding it) and saves his wife.

Just thought I'd put this here as ammo to use when you want to buy that Spear/Sword/Battle Axe/Lucerne Hammer/Morning Star/etc.
 
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What's a morning star?

I believe it's like a Mace, but with spikes all over the ball/head. It's a one piece design, not like a Mace that has the ball on a chain. Imagine a baseball bat with a giant spiked ball on the top.

Jill beat me to it, haha.
 
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I have a CS Boar Spear and I would take on anything in North America (I'd definitely prefer a 30-06 ;)) except brown bear. It is an awesome weapon. :thumbsup:
 
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Note Well: This video for entertainment purposes ONLY and for mature audience !
Looks like a fun toy and could work for SD given plenty of open space . Not my new EDC ! ;)
 

ScooterG

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Where’s that flushing noise coming from???
 

Pilsner

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No, that would be a Flail.
A Morning Star is a Mace with spikes as I understand it.
Nope.

The name may be synonymous, or not, as may be the words flail and morning star. But you are broadly speaking incorrect.
 
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Pilsner

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well I'll be darned I always thought as Pilsner did but
https://www.publicmedievalist.com/curious-case-weapon-didnt-exist/
Good article, but as it mentions, impossible to prove an historical negative! :)

The argument towards flails as weapons is very cogent historically. During feudal periods, war lords assembled makeshift armies. They didn’t all have shiny armour, polished swords or pikes. Life wasn’t like that at all.

I wonder if anybody ever drove nails into a baseball bat? Perish the thought...
 

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Great story! I have a CS boar spear in a secret tactical location in the event I need to dispatch lions, tigers or bears. Or zombies.

I’ve stabbed a couple of hay bales with it but nothing beyond that. It’s fun to play with but the neighbors complain when I run around the yard with it screaming “FREEDOM!!!”.
 
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This is why you should have a large dog when you live out of the city or suburbs. A dog will warn you and if its the right breed aid in defending you and your loved ones. Imagine if the guy hadn`t turned off his chainsaw...

Nonetheless, great story and she was real lucky to survive.
 
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