Description and Definition of Spears: Spears are one of the most ancient instruments of war and hunting consisting of a long handle, or shaft, with a sharp spearhead or projectile point. Native American Indians would use to spears to strike, thrust, slash or to takedown their enemies by effective use of this simple weapon as a missile. Most Native American spearheads tips were originally made of a hard stone, such as flint, but were replaced by metal points. Spearheads were made similar to arrowheads, only larger in size and somewhat different in shape. Some spears were made of hard wood and the wooden point and hardened in a fire. The spear eventually developed into The Lance.