There are so many different types of tips on the market past and present it can get a little overwhelming. Spear tips have been around a very long tip.
Ancient Tip Designs - A wide variety of types made with limited materials
Paralyzer Tips-Multi-prong types
Flopper Tahatian Tips- Polespear tips with single or dual wings
Pole Spear SLIP Tips - Polespear detachable point
Speargun SLIP Tips- Speargun break-away tips
Dual & Single Wing Tips- typically used on a speargun
Detachable Dual Wing Tips - Cable and spectra
OTHER Tips- Harpoon types and others
Ancient Tip Designs:
Cavemen hanging out around the fire at night would ponder what spear tip types they could make or hunting methods.
Now we have engineers and designers with modeling software. There are so many choices of modern day materials. The roots of many modern day tips are knock-offs of the old designs.
In-line Pronged type tips
Flopper Tahatian Tips:
Pole Spear SLIP Tips (breakaway):
Spear Gun SLIP Tips (breakaway):
Dual & Single Wing Spear Tips:
Detachable Multi Wing Tips: