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|
Find additional information about this term at these sites
- 'Riri – traditional Maori warfare - Rakau Maori – Maori weapons and their uses', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand
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