Sporting Gun

A wooden conundrum

My work as an antique arms and armour valuer doesn’t begin and end with guns. I have to assess all sorts of other items as well, most commonly edged weapons. However, every now and then something turns up that completely stumps me.

The wooden object here is one such. It is what I would call a sword-club. But where was it from? Now, I must say that I get myriad clubs through

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