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Old 21st October 2020, 07:03 PM   #1
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Default African War Club??

I just picked up this war club or at least I think it is. It is 19" long, almost 4" in diameter at the head. It has the weight and feel of a fighting club, however, the face carving would make it impractical for such.
Does anyone know what this is and where it comes from?
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Old 21st October 2020, 07:56 PM   #2
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why not a picture of the face?
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Old 21st October 2020, 10:08 PM   #3
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A club so ugly that one can not see the face..........the last picture; I'll try to take a better one.
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Old 22nd October 2020, 12:12 AM   #4
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My African face club discussion for comparison:

http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showt...&highlight=face
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Old 22nd October 2020, 03:42 AM   #5
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I think I found my long lost brother! With the offset head, I feel mine could be patterned after a Massi Rungu Club.
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Old 22nd October 2020, 05:50 AM   #6
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Good possibility...
My rungu for comparison. One ebony, one from a lighter wood. Your back-of-the-head photo hints at a lighter wood, stained or fire blackened.
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