Fijian Hardwood Pole Club ‘Gadi’

A Long Straight Shafted Fijian Hardwood Pole Club ‘Gadi’
The remains of an old label to the shaft
Old Smooth Patina
Early 19th Century
Size: 122cm long – 48 ins long
These pole clubs were widely used as weapons all over Fiji. Like the classic ‘Bowai’ baseball shaped battle club they were very effective skull smashers. They were often made of gadi wood (Storckiella Vitiensis), which was not used for other types of club, and so were known as ‘gadi’. They all have straighter shafts, which do not flare towards the handle, are sawn off flat at the base and have less rounded heads than ‘Bowai’.

Fijian Hardwood Pole Club ‘Gadi’

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