Thunderbird Atlatl’s Nanticoke Atlatl is part of the action on Spike Television’s Deadliest Warrior episode Aztec Jaguar vs. Zande Warrior.
This video gives a fantastic look at our Nanticoke Atlatl and one of our wooden ash darts Thunderbird\'s Nanticoke Atlatl with Dart
Check out the discussion of the show here Discussion of Deadliest Warrior Show
The show will be aired again Tuesday, May 18, at 9 p.m. on Spike TV. It is also available online. A promo for the show on Spike Channel says: “Aztec Jaguar, the ruthless ritual warrior of North America battles the Zande Warrior, a blood-thirsty killer of Central Africa. In a fight to the finish, these two pre-gunpowder tribal fighters will face off using Razor-sharp obsidian swords, jagged-edged spears and flying blades of death.”
Atlatl discussion boards pretty much agree that the show’s use of only a couple of darts in the battle is unrealistic and modern day atlatlists agree they would carry more than a couple of darts into battle. Watch the show and let us and Spike TV know what you think!
Below Thunderbird Atlatl’s Nanticoke Atlatl. This is the type of atlatl used in portions of the program.