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Part of the everyday object series

This is the everyday spear, beware!
It hurts and draws blood if not handled with care.
It dips below flowing planes, jumps back up before long,
Repairs old and creates new, if one knows how it's done.
It's shiny and smooth, but unbending and hard,
in it's tail there's a hole as an integral part.

What is this everyday spear?

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This could be

a needle.

This is the everyday spear, beware!

It's a household object, and pointy like a spear.

It hurts and draws blood if not handled with care.

You can hurt yourself with it if you're not careful.

It dips below flowing planes, jumps back up before long,

A needle goes through fabric and then comes back.

Repairs old and creates new, if one knows how it's done.

A needle can be used to fix broken clothes or make something new.

It's shiny and smooth, but unbending and hard,
in it's tail there's a hole as an integral part.

Check and check.

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    $\begingroup$ 55 seconds, ouch! $\endgroup$ – Stiv Feb 28 at 9:56
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    $\begingroup$ @Stiv Hehe, I did have a feeling someone else was typing at the same time! $\endgroup$ – jafe Feb 28 at 10:12
  • $\begingroup$ Have you ever used one? They do bend. Just saying. :-) $\endgroup$ – computercarguy Feb 28 at 21:06
  • $\begingroup$ @computercarguy As it happens, I have! $\endgroup$ – jafe Feb 28 at 21:15
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This is a:

NEEDLE (of the type used for sewing)

This is the everyday spear, beware!
It hurts and draws blood if not handled with care.

A sewing needle is long, pointed and can be sharp (like a spear). You might accidentally prick your finger and draw blood if you aren't careful.

It dips below flowing planes, jumps back up before long,

This describes a typical sewing motion, moving the needle up and down through a sheet of material (a 'flowing plane').

Repairs old and creates new, if one knows how it's done.

You use a sewing needle to repair old garments, and with a little expertise you can even create whole new items to wear!

It's shiny and smooth, but unbending and hard,
in it's tail there's a hole as an integral part.

Typically a sewing needle is made of metal - shiny, smooth, unbending and hard - and at the opposite end to the point there's a hole (the eye) to put the thread through...

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