It is made of a hard wood native to the Zion Valley and as such has been sculpted into a 2-feet long club. The war club is the signature weapon of the Dead Horses tribe, hence the striking end of the weapon being shaped like a horse's head.
The war club is the fastest melee weapon in the game.
After modifying it, this weapon has a damage-per-second (DPS) almost as high as weapons that require a melee skill of 100. This makes it a solid melee weapon for players not devoted to increasing their melee skill.
A war club that has been upgraded with honors makes the charge attack faster than running. In fact, simply holding down the melee button makes travel faster, even with light armor and certain perks.
Both modifications for the war club can be purchased from the Gun Runners after completing Honest Hearts.
The war club honors modification changes the weapon's icon.
Behind the scenes
The war club is similar to war clubs used by the native population of New Zealand and Apache tribals.