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 A type  shown most often in the Spanish Codices.  This replica showcases one of the deadliest prehistoric combat weapons known, the Macuahuitl, or Obsidian war club, or sword. This weapon had its origin in Pre-Columbian Meso-America, and was at its height of use during the Spanish conquest of the 1500's.  There are few surviving fragments, but during this time of Conquest the Spanish drew many descriptions which are available for study today.  This and other types are seen in the Codex Mendoza, the Codice Tudela and the Codex Ixtlilxochitl in the Bibliotheque Nationale in Paris, France.

 

This model is  30 inches long,  The main club or paddle is made in Central American Bloodwood, and is grooved to fit the glued in Obsidian flakes. There are several styles that can be found depicted in the descriptions, and many of these are made from long thin Obsidian blades made from prepared cores.  Other types were made with larger bifaced squares.  This is a model in between with core blades that are pressure flaked to square shape, so that they are sharp the way that arrowheads are sharp, rather than raw flake surgical scalpel level sharp. This is the model we have chosen to make here, as it is seen often in the Spanish Codex drawings.  These obsidian pieces were made in the traditional manner, hand knapped from prepared real obsidian blade cores.   The art pictures above show drawings in the Spanish Codices for correct scale of size and manner of wielding.

Aztec Macuahuitl Obsidian Sword

$225.00Price
Out of Stock
  • This weapon should be considered dangerous and even deadly, and the buyer is responsible for safe use and display of the replica.

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