Maori weapons

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Maori short hand-club weapons are designed for close quarter combat and used in a jabbing or striking motion with intent to kill or maim (and then kill) with a blow to the skull. From top left, clockwise - Mere, (mere pounamu/greenstone mere) was the exclusive name of the weapon made of pounamu in some regions but other regions had a broader meaning which included the similar patu weapons made from bone, stone and hardwood. Greenstone clubs sometimes absorbed blood into tiny fissures leaving…

Maori short hand-club weapons are designed for close quarter combat and used in a jabbing or striking motion with intent to kill or maim (and then kill) with a blow to the skull. From top left, clockwise - Mere, (mere pounamu/greenstone mere) was the exclusive name of the weapon made of pounamu in some regions but other regions had a broader meaning which included the similar patu weapons made from bone, stone and hardwood. Greenstone clubs sometimes absorbed blood into tiny fissures leaving…

Finch & Co - Rare New Zealand Maori Carved Wood Two Handed Club 'Tewhatewha'

Rare New Zealand Maori Carved Wood Two Handed Club 'Tewhatewha'

Maori Weapons | Maori Clubs | Maori war club | sell maori weapon

Maori Weapons | Maori Clubs | Maori war club | sell maori weapon

This article aims to help the reader understand and distinguish the different types of Maori Weapons. To understand Maori weapons and their intended specialized functions.

Object: Taiaha (long fighting weapon) | Collections Online - Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa

Taiaha (long fighting weapon), belonged to Titokowaru. | Collections Online

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Carver Rangi Kipa

Carver Rangi Kipa

Wahaika - Hand weapon Te toi whakairo, ka ihiihi, ka wehiwehi, ka aweawe te ao katoa - Aotearoa

Wahaika - Hand weapon Te toi whakairo, ka ihiihi, ka wehiwehi, ka aweawe te ao katoa - Aotearoa

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Maori

Whalebone Tewhatewha

Maori Weapons | Maori Clubs | Maori war club | sell maori weapon

This article aims to help the reader understand and distinguish the different types of Maori Weapons. To understand Maori weapons and their intended specialized functions.

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