And at the time when the Bard stood up to claim the wife, a strange warrior came into the encampment, holding a barbless spear.
The other two Japs have short, stiff poles with a wire attached and the barbless hook at the end.
It is barbless, and in place of the barb, the hook is filed long and tapering to a point as sharp as that of a needle.
The fang′-kao, or barbless lance blade, is next common in use.
With these barbless hooks the bait was not impaled, but strapped on with shreds of bark.