West-friese colfkliek (around 1920)
The Kliek was donated in October 2018 by Mark Aberkrom from Venhuizen, former chairman of the Koninklijke Nederlandsche Kolfbond.
The Kliek is composed of a stick (wood type unknown) and a brass ‘slipper’. The slipper was usually manufactured by a local blacksmith and the local carpenter attached the stick with the length being tailored to the player. Cliques are therefore all different in weight and height. The player searched for “A flask for his hand”.
The Kliek originates from the first quarter of the 20th century and from Drechterland in West Friesland. The Kolfspeler who played with this clique was left-handed and small in stature (given the length of the stick).