Category: Patu önewa
One-handed weapon featuring a flat elongated blade with a sharp striking edge. Finely finished. Made from a variety of fine-grained rocks such as greywacke and basalt. Hole drilled in handle for the tau, or dog skin cord. Grooved designs on the reke, or butt, of the handle.
|Alternative Terms||önewa, patu kurutai, patu, kurutai|
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- 'Riri – traditional Maori warfare - Rakau Maori – Maori weapons and their uses', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand
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