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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- 'Riri – traditional Maori warfare - Rakau Maori – Maori weapons and their uses', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand
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- Plate XIV â€” Patu 1. Wahaika (p. 328) 2, 4, 6. Patu pounamu (pp. 323) 3. Patu paraoa (p. 326) 5. Kotiate (pp. 327) - New Zealand Electronic Text Collection
- Patu paraoa. A short weapon fashioned from whale's bone - New Zealand Electronic Text Collection
- Patu parÄoa â€“ whalebone club - Ministry for Culture and Heritage
- Patu paraoa,  [realia]. - National Library of Australia
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