A weapon, relying for its popularity on cheapness, consisting of a club set blades of glass, flint, or obsidian, or with splinters of shell or bone. Militia, and even most professional soldiers, use maces or hatchets as their secondary weapons rather than expensive swords. Spears, of course, are the primary weapons of nearly all soldiers. See weapons and shields.

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