Gadi were generally lighter, one-handed weapons used by high-ranking, senior men to enforce obedience and punish insolence among their wives and children. Carved from gadi wood, the gadi club was a straight-shafted pole club, that was sometimes flared towards the head. Gadi wood was rarely used to make other clubs. Gadi have straighter shafts and are sawn off at the base. They have less rounded, often flat-topped heads.