Iroquois war club - ball

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This type of weapon, used for crushing the skull of an adversary, was used in the 1700-1800’s in any one of the North American colonial wars.  Authentic war clubs are carved from one single piece of wood.  The ball at the end is called an OJIGHWA which means turnip. See the Canadian Museum of History for their June 2016 feature on War Clubs.

This beautiful war club or "skull cracker"  is believed to be Seneca.  Purchased from an indigenous dealer in the Barrie, Ontario area.  Estimate late 1800's or early 1900's.

Dimensions: 19.5"/50.5cm x 5"/12.5cm x 3.25/8.5cm
Weight: 1.5lbs