Very Old Throwstick from the Northern Territories

Item TB83 

This Item Sold on 12 October 2007 for $110

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This throwstick with a lenticular cross-section was collected in the Northern Territories in 1917. It is much less common than the fluted Central Desert throwsticks. The blades are nearly symmetrical about the center. The wood is dark and scraped nearly smooth. There are a few edge locations with small splinters. Most of these are difficult to see unless you look really close. There is no damage that would reduce the integrity of this throwstick in flight. The largest splinter is approximately 3.5 cm long and is located at the red arrow in the photo. This throwstick is from the Brother Brian Thomas estate. Length = 73 cm , Weight = 350 gm

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