BOLEADORAS - HUNTING BALLS WEAPON ARGENTINA
This sale is for a brand boleadoras or bolas: throwing weapon made of weights on the ends of interconnected cord.
Indians and gauchos from South America used them for hunting.
Total lenght is 770 mm. (31 inches)Are new. The Bola or Boleadora
The bola, or boleadora is a primitive hunting tool that was originally used by the Chinese, Eskimos and South American Indians. Bolas are a throwing device made of weights on the ends of interconnected cords, designed to capture animals by entangling their appendages (legs, wings). They are most famously used by the South American gauchos. Gauchos use bolas to capture running cattle or game. Depending on the exact design, the thrower grasps the bolas either by one of the weights or in the nexus of the cords. He gives the balls momentum by swinging them and then he releases the bolas. The bola is usually used to entangle the animal's legs, but if thrown with enough force, they have been known to break bones. T is no unique design. Most bolas have two or three balls, but t are versions of up to 8 balls. Some bolas have balls of equal weight, others vary the knot and cord. Bolas with three weights are usually designed with two shorter cords with heavier weights, and one longer cord with a light weight. The... read more