Club

Description
Curved and spurred, waka kiakavo club.
These are heavy, two handed clubs developed to be a very effective offensive and defensive weapon. The spur is designed to parry attacking blows, while the heavy wedge shaped head is designed to maximise the force placed on a small area. In many cases saplings were grown into the right shape, increasing the strength of the club and decreasing the necessary woodwork. The waka kiakavo is a heavy fighting club with a distinctively ridged and furrowed inner curve under the head achieved by distorting the living sapling. It also has an ornamental ridge inside the fork of the head.
Accession Loan No.
E1606
Collection Class
Arms and armour
Common Name
club
Simple Name
club
Full Name
curved and spurred club
Dimensions
whole length 1019 mm; whole W 157 mm
Production Year High
1845
Production Country
Fiji
Production Area Region
Melanesia
Production Continent
Oceania
Family Group

Material
wood
Function Name
weapon
Collection Area Region
POLYN
Collection Continent
Pacific

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