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Wahaika (short club) by savagewerx Wahaika (short club) by savagewerx
 a stylized Wahaika,or short club (maori hand weapon)carved from totara, a native New Zealand timber,with Paua shell inlays,made as a 21st key
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snazzie-designz Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2015   General Artist
Stunning work, beautifully carved and beautifully finished. The handle is very neatly done too. :clap: I've never heard of a Wahaika before, but it looks very similar in shape to a hurley stick which is now used for the sport, but which the Celts used as clubs, except that the hurley handle is longer.
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savagewerx Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
thanks,yeah it is similar to a hurley stick,the maori had a variety of short club for hand to hand combat,usually made from Pounamu (jade) or whale bone,this type has a niche to catch an attacking opponents weapon.Totara is a new zealand native timber used primary for carving amongst maori,I've used it here as its purely ornamental (21 key)
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snazzie-designz Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2015   General Artist
Wow! Thanks so much for the wonderful information. That's fascinating. You did a really beautiful job on it. :clap:
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savagewerx Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
thanks :-)
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jimbalya Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
nice work
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savagewerx Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
cheers 
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bear48 Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2015  Professional
very nice work 
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savagewerx Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
thank you
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