War Club with Black Pine

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I had a black pine die on my property. When I pulled it, the base of the truck had such a nice look to it. Black Pine is harder wood than I thought it would be. I'm just finishing this spike club. All hand carved. The handle is Elk rawhide with Grizzly fur on each side. The blade is a piece steel I found in the yard and worked on in the forge.
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That thing looks like it would be just as dangerous to the user as the enemy. I've always wondered with those bladed clubs how many self sustained injuries there were.
 
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Very well done. As to the functionality of the weapon, it should be a killer to any opponents hit with it but if that blade stuck into something then it may be one’s demise.
 
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Some months ago a read a history on the battle of Hastings in 1066.
Odo, the bishop brother of William fought in the battle. As a churchman he couldn’t spill blood. So fought with a club mace. Apparently he fought so hard that he broke his war mace during the battle
That would be disconcerting during a hand to hand
 
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Very nice, what is the overall length?
It's just under 30" long and functional. Thought I'd hit my hawk target at home a few times and it held up great and knife edge had no change. I've seen some with three blades, not that's a bit crazy, but I can see they'll do damage in a hand to hand.


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