I've been using a pataka as weapon for about 3 or 4 years, idk exactly. But never thought what a pataka was. So today I googled it. I was expecting to find some kind pole that may had been used as weapon, or decoration. Nay, none of it. Instead I found about a museum called Pataka-something, a Maori house, bollywood models, and a firework's spectacle. My brain couldn't make a connection between all that.
Then I went an online English dictionary and all it said was that it was a house for storage (Maori origin). So I'm totally lost. I concluded that probably a better word for the weapon we venos use (r9 specially), would be "staff".
But still, does anyone have a clue about some object in real life that could resemble a Pataka in PW?