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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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