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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...

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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...

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Throwing weapon

A pierced stone threaded with a hide loop. To this is fastened a second loop which ends with a walrus ivory handle in the form of a sea otter. Collected...

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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,...

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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....

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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,...

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Throwing club

Known by a whole host of names, the ball-headed drisia was a very popular type of throwing club. It was the most personal weapon of the Fijian warrior. Such clubs...

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Club

Cali with three distinctive cheek panels of sub-hexagonal bosses. These are heavy, two handed clubs developed to be a very effective offensive and defensive weapon. The spur is designed to...

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Spear

This long barbed spear is called a sokilaki was acquired sometime before 1845 by Henry Phillpotts who fought and died in New Zealand. The shaft is normally thickened in...

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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...

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