So, what's a Wolfchaser, you ask?

Well, a full technical term would be something like: A type of rotational aeroscope carved from a piece of whale bone and adorned with various scrimshaw work. Varieties from Australia and Native American tribes are also made from slats of wood as well.

Now, basically, what we're talking about is a thin, spear-head shaped piece of bone that is flat on one side and slightly rounded on the other. Both sides are carved with various pictures depicting anything from daily village life, to hunts, celebrations, or special events. This is worn as a necklace on a piece of braided twine or other material.

If attached to a long string and swung around overhead like a slingshot, the wolfchaser will make a pulsating noise as it spins in the air.

Also called a bullroarer.



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