Native American ball-head war club

blade: 2" x 1 1/2"
blade thickness: 3/16"
weight: 1 lb 2 oz

Reproduction of a late-contact Native American ball-head war club. The ball-head war club was a pre-Columbian design, used by northeastern tribes, most notably the Iroquois Confederation and related groups. Similar in style but not to be confused with Plains Indians coup sticks, the ball-head clubs were serious "cause extreme pain and destruction" killing weapons. Among more southerly groups, the ball-head had an additional antler spike added as an extra bit of nastiness. In time, the antler spike was replaced with an iron or steel spike, but that was also pretty much about the time that ball-head clubs went mostly extinct, replaced with European weaponry or indiginous weaponry based on European styles. We're looking at a short time frame in the early 1700's for this particular style of metal spiked ball-head club. This reproduction is made from solid hardwood with decorative brass tack work and a tempered steel blade.

Discontinued and sold out