How safe can you make a practice spear?

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Real spears are deadly. Can we make a spear simulator that behaves like a spear in every way apart from the injurious one?

Thanks to Regenyei for supplying their prototype spear simulators:

Thanks also to Dawn of Chivalry and Durham Medieval Combat Academy for supplying the volunteers to try these spear out. No one was lastingly harmed in the making of this video.

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