I decided to toss together a pitch fork for fish today with some junk out in the garage.
Cold rolled 1/4" rod, I rolled the bends and cut the pieces..
I bent a strap to captivate the center section of the tines.
dry fit befor drilling and notching the strap for plug weld.
strap welded, tines cut to length.
a little while later...
shank is heavy black pipe.
handle is thin wall pipe, inserted and plug welded, a short chunk of rod plug welded at the top of the handle with a ring for a rope.
I know it's not the best of materials of the best spear, but I'll heat the spear head red and quench it to try to harden the tines a bit.
It's a starter spear.
My Christmas gift to Nathan.