This iron spike war club / rawhide wrap is a burled ball head club styled after an original 1750-1775 Sauk / Fox club located in the online museum, Splendid Heritage:
- Wooden war club is made with a very dense hardwood ash root burl
- Protruding from the ball is a hand forged iron spike with touch-mark
- Handle has a medial ridge running the entire length to the hand grip
- On the top side of the handle toward the ball are a series of totem animals and hieroglyphs. On one side is a circular spiral to denote the “circle of life”. Flanking this design is a beaver and a set of wavy lines representing water. On the opposite side of the club, above the ball is a hieroglyph depicting the sun. Directly behind the sun, is a large bird possibly representing a bird of prey or crow / raven. Behind the bird is a series of intersecting lines that represent lightening which was believed to be a very powerful natural occurrence.
- Finishing out the handle is a double rawhide wrap on the grip. This wrap has a series of painted black and red hieroglyphic designs done with traditional pigments and materials.
- This war club has been aged extensively as well as the rawhide grip.
- The burl for this wooden war club was collected from the confluence of the Big Walnut Creek and Scioto River, South of Columbus, Ohio
Iron Spike War Club / Rawhide Wrap: SOLD