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Category: Patu paräoa

One-handed whalebone weapon. Featuring a flat elongated blade with a sharp striking edge. Typically with a round or rectangular hole in the handle for the tau, or wrist cord. The butt of the handle is usually finished with a carved figure or grooves.

Alternative Terms paräoa, patu

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