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47 1/2” length with swelled head, gently tapering to the butt with characteristic integral deflection ring which served as both a hand guard and for tactile hand positioning in the heat of battle. 19th century. The surface shell scraped to finish with the guard and grip showing iron blade shaping. New Hebrides, now Vanuatu, were exploited through the 19th century with large populations removed to work in Australia and plantations established on the islands. Clubs such as this were used largely to settle disputes between clans, often with fatal results. Excellent well used patina.

Stock Number: FNS4764

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