|Defense Bonus:||Very Little|
|Tools Required:||Cutting Weapon|
Javelins are light-weight and easily-crafted spear-type weapons especially suited for throwing attacks. They can be used as one-handed melee weapons. Hit chance and damage depend upon the Spear skill. Javelins can also be used to fish, though not to much effect.
A javelin is made from one staff, sharpened with a cutting weapon (a handaxe being ideal) and hardened over a fire or burned-down embers.
URW Game Encyclopedia description
The official URW in-game encyclopedia (accessed by the key) describes the javelin thusly:
A light spear balanced to be thrown as a missile weapon. They can be used in melee combat, but their light and thin shafts make them more fragile.
Real life context