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Smooth silky patina
Early 19th Century
Size: 40cm long – 15¾ ins long
The Reverend Thomas Williams wrote in 1884 in his book ‘Fiji and the Fijians’ …..‘another weapon much used is the missile club which is worn in the girdle. Sometimes in pairs, like pistols….. This is hurled with great precision and used formerly to be the favourite implement of assassination.’