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Artefact: Field Hockey Stick
Accession #: 99.15.01
Year: 1988

This field hockey stick was used at the 1988 Seoul Korea Olympics.

Field hockey sticks can be made out of a variety of materials, but are traditionally made out of a hardwood, such as ash. Composite materials like fibreglass, graphite, and Kevlar can be used as well. The toe of the stick has a rounded curve on the right side and the left side is flat. The length varies depending on the player’s height and the weight may vary anywhere from 18 to 25.9 oz. The grip on the handle can be made from different materials such as rubber or suede.

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