Patu/Club, Ōnewa/Stone; RA2019.191


Patu/Club, Ōnewa/Stone

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Patu Kōhatu/Stone Patu

One of the main weapons that pre-European Māori used were Patu Kōhatu or Patu Ōnewa, which were made from greywacke or basalt, which was a local resource. This was a hand weapon that was used to attack the upper body of an enemy by using a thrusting motion. These weapons were also used to hit the head as a mortal blow to a fallen enemy.

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