Ancient Mayan Throwing Stick Modernized by Bowmen (Jan, 1935)
I thought I remembered watching a Daily Show clip where the correspondent tried in vain to use one of these, but I couldn’t find it online.
Ancient Mayan Throwing Stick Modernized by Bowmen
BORROWING an idea from the Mayan Indians of Yucatan, Los Angeles sports enthusiasts have revived the ancient throwing stick to add new zest to the enjoyment of modern archery.
Used instead of a bow to hurl arrows great distances with deadly accuracy, the throwing stick, or “hul-che,” was used for both hunting and combat by the ancient Mayans. Several specimens of the weapon were found by Robert B. Stacy-Judd, famous archaeologist, and were given to Earl B. Powell, nationally known archery expert, who developed them as a modern sports accessory.