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Spruce Root Ball War Club For Sale
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Price: $450

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Ball-headed war clubs were used by the Eastern and Plains Indians during the 16th through 19th centuries, similar to the gunstock war club. Often made from the root ball of a hardwood tree, these clubs were durable and efficient weapons.

This one-of-a-kind beautiful club is hand-carved from the root ball of a desert-grown (possibly Blue Spruce) sapling. This is a large club, carved from a 30 lb root and trunk section, and is hard and heavy. The wood was caved, polished, oiled and rubbed to a soft glowing natural finish. The deerfoot-grip and shaft is carved along the root axis, and is entirely heartwood, beautifully mottled with knots from the removed branches. The shaft is diamond-sectioned with a scallopped leading edge and a large drop piercing. The ball end is nearly 4” in diameter, finished with a 1.5” long forged steel arrowhead blade. The shaft is profusely decorated with large and small brass tacks. A feather and horsehair scalplock adorn the rawhide-wrapped drop. The club is 24" long.

Keywords: War club, ball war club, carved ball war club, forged steel, unique, custom-made war club, handmade war club, muzzle-loading, reenactor, historic reenactment, accoutrements, black powder

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    Artist & Registered AZ Architect
    Tucson, Arizona
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