The Book of Boba Fett: what is the gaffi stick?

The tribes of Tatooine, the second episode of The Book of Boba Fett, further deepened the strong bond established between Boba Fett and the tribe of Tusken marauders who saved him from certain death after his escape from Sarlacc. If in the first episode, Stranger in a foreign land, we saw an initially conflicting relationship, with The tribes of Tatooine we have assisted to a growing familiarity, with which Boba is integrated into the clan, learning its traditions, including the fight with a weapon typical of the Tusken: the gaffi stick. Weapon appeared as early as the time of A new hope, as a reckless Luke Skywalker might testify.

Also known as gaderiffie, this traditional Tusken weapon is the focus of severe training Boba undergoes. Accustomed to a completely different type of weapon, the clone initially struggles to master its use, but as we have also seen during his previous appearance in The Mandalorian, the gaffi stick has become part of his arsenal. But what really is the gaffe stick?

The Book of Boba Fett: the importance of the gaffi stick

The concept artist gives an initial answer to this question Phil Szostak, who revealed that the gaffi stick is inspired by a typical Fijian war mace, known as knock, equipped with a spike used to literally smash the skulls of enemies.


Balanced with the greater weight carried by the characteristic beak, called cat-toki, the totokia was used both in battle and as a tool to kill wounded enemies left on the battlefield. Discovered by the first European explorers in the 1800s, the totokia had become more of a status symbol, possessed by tribal chiefs like a scepter.

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No wonder that in The Book of Boba Fett the gaffi stick, therefore, is a weapon used by Tusken warriors, but that at the same time the leaders or the best warriors, such as the woman who trains Boba Fett, have personal and more lethal versions.

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