Wednesday, February 25, 2009


Blowgun is made from a single piece of hard wood that is bored into a tube using an iron rod. The inside wall of the borehole is smoothed by drawing rattan back and forth through the tube. It can be up to 2 metres in lenght. Darts were carried in quiver. These were often made of alength of bamboo with a removable cover. The blowgun is used with lightweight poisoned darts to hunt animals but have been known to have been used in combat. The darts can achieve a direct hit at around 30 metres and the darts allegedly leave the blowgun at a speed over 150kilometres per hour.

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