A standard issue “melee” weapon, The Tibetan Spear eventually would become an iconic symbol of The Tibetan Military (from the 10th to 19th Century). On average, the Spear Pole was close to 7 feet long and made of regional mountain wood. The Spearhead was made of iron and ranged from 18 to 20 inches long. They were double-edged. The Spear featured the iconic “Yak Hair” attachment which was colored to denote Tribal or Village affiliations. Shock was lessened throughout the Spear by a clever method of wrapping descending layers of external heavy wiring from the base of the Spear Head to about the ¾ mark of the shaft. This weapon is still seen as a Ceremonial weapon.