The Atlatl Experiment, Day 1.
Ever since being given the chance to throw darts with an atlatl (spear thrower) made by one of my tutors, I have wanted to make my own, using only the materials I can gather or make myself. As such, the atlatl itself will be carved out of a Swedish Whitebeam (Sorbus intermedia) branch I found discarded after it had been pruned, using flint hand tools knapped by me. After a few hours of working the notch to which the darts will be fitted is already taking shape. This may take a while.