Weapon; Club



A tewhatewha (long club/fighting staff) with a pointed tip at one end of the shaft and an axe-shaped blade at the other. The blade weight has a slightly curved top edge and is carved with one large double spiral and two smaller double spirals on each side. The pattern is made up of grooves and ridges, and notched ridges. There is also carving on two places on the shaft, one with a petal design, the other resembling whakarare (a distorted pattern where several parallel ridges regularly curve across a notched ridge between them). The blade weight is chipped.