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Very rare Sharkstooth wand sticksword kingsmill islands 2

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Very rare Sharkstooth studded wand / sticksword possibly from the Kingsmill Islands (according to Stones Glossary of Arms and Armour). Sharksteeth are bound with fibretwine to the hardwood shaft. Shaft has 49 teeth to one side / 46 teeth one the other side. On either side of the teeth are 2 long thin sticks to hold the teeth in place, and this is all bound with twine. At the end of the stick there is some gut-like fibre and platted reed to the tip.

. This item (and the other sharkstooth studded wand/sticksword) came from a collection of ethnographic weapons that i bought from an old family house and the ancestor was believed to be on one of the ships accompanying Captain Cook on his voyage (possibly been on the Endevour- however no written provenance of this,But i do have his Naval Dirk for sale also and many other items).

Overall length of item is 32 inches / 83.2 cm.

This product was added to our catalog on Friday 07 December, 2012.