In addition to being a striking weapon, The “War Hawk” Club could also be used as a throwing one. Seen in The Middle American West, this was a hardwood shaft (about 2 to 3.5 feet long). Fastened to the head of the shaft was a sharpened piece of metal (or bone). Shaped as an elongated triangle, it was also double-edged. The goal of the “War Hawk” was not only to cut (and slash), but when thrown (much as an early Tomahawk) – to impale one's enemy. Examples have been dated to around the 15th Century (but they were obviously MUCH older).