New Zealand Maori Greywacke Stone Short Hand Club ‘Patu Onewa’

A New Zealand Maori Greywacke Stone Short Hand Club ‘Patu Onewa’
Early 19th Century
Size: 30cm long, 7cm wide – 12 ins long, 2¾ ins wide
Greywacke is a form of indurated sandstone and was used to make these hand clubs by careful grinding, abrading and polishing. The thrusting distal end was given a sharp edge, whilst the hole for the dog skin wrist cord presented a particular challenge as can be seen from the biconically stone drilled hole. In combat these weapons were unique in being designed for a forward thrust instead of a downward blow characteristic of other forms of hand clubs.

New Zealand Maori Greywacke Stone Short Hand Club ‘Patu Onewa’

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