The Ma'Tok staff, more commonly known as a Staff weapon, is the primary weapon used by Jaffa warriors in the Stargate universe.
The 2m long, 4.5kg Ma'Tok consists of a staff containing a liquid naquadah power cell, with a small flattened club like pod containing an energy reservoir, complete with energy ducts, at one end. At the other end is a curved firing head designed to split into four parts to allow the discharge of bolts of yellow plasma.
The trigger is located under a handle below the head, and allows the staff to fire both single shots - by pressing and quickly releasing the trigger - and continuous fire - by holding the trigger down.
Use by non Goa'uldEdit
While being briefed by General Hammond, Jack O'Neill demonstrated his ability to operate a staff weapon by activating an example left behind after the raid against the Earth Stargate.