This is beautiful carved very primitive Fighting Pick tied with rattan to an angled root wood from the Asmat People, Brazza River Region, Papua New Guinea. These picks are used to pierce people typically to kill someone injured by a spear or an arrow.The end would have had a toenail of a cassowary which detaches on impact (which suggests this may have already been used!!). This ensures that even if the enemy escapes immediate death they will die from infection. This artefact is in very good condition for its age. This fighting pick is a stunning old piece with estimated age between 1940’s to 1950’s.
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