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Club

Tewhatewha, quarter-circle back-weighted club. A two-handed weapon which was wielded so that blows were landed with the straight, flat side; alternatively the pointed butt could be used as a stabbing weapon....

Club

So-Called Violin-Shaped Handclubs, Kotiate The kotiate can be viewed as a natural development from the wahaika. While the wahaika can fairly be credited, I think, as the weapon type in which...

Club

Tewhatewha, quarter-circle back-weighted club. Two handed weapon which was wielded so that blows were landed with the straight, flat side; alternatively the pointed butt could be used as a stabbing weapon....

Club

This is a tewhatewha, a quarter-circle back-weighted club. This two-handed weapon was wielded in a manner were blows were landed with the straight, flat side; alternatively the pointed butt...

Taiaha

Staff with carved top in the form of a head with an elongated tongue protruding in a typical Maori gesture of defiance. This is both a fighting weapon and a...

Club

Made of hardened basalt, such weapons were deadly in battle. It was aimed at the enemy’s upper body or used to finish off a wounded enemy with a downward blow...

Club

Hand club (patu onewa) Said to be 18th century Made of hardened sandstone, such weapons were deadly in battle. It was aimed at the enemy’s upper body or used to finish off...

Club

Wooden Hand-Clubs, Patu The patu was a short teardrop-shaped hand-club, and was in many ways the definitive one-handed weapon of the Maori warrior. During the later 18th and earlier 19th century,...

Spear club

This two-handed fighting staff was not only a weapon but also a staff of office for a chief. Decoration included paua shell, wool and dog hair but this example is...

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