The Village Notary: A Romance of Hungarian Life By József Eötvös 1850

AMONG the characteristic weapons of the ancient Hungarians
was the buzogany, a short staff, with a heavy knob
of precious metal at the end. The buzogany is a symbol
of command, and as such it is still found in the hands of
the Indian Eajahs. In Hungary, it was usually hung by
the side of the sabre. It still denotes military rank and
authority. The lower classes have a similar weapon, the
tshakany ; a long stick, with a square piece of iron at one
end, and a hook at the other. The fokosh is a stick,
armed with an axe and spike. The tshakany and fokosh
are dangerous weapons in the hands of the Hungarian
herdsmen.

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