Hand Carved 18th Wahaika on Base
Our Wahaika is made from Kauri and hand carved here in New Zealand by local carvers using traditional techniques. It sits on a matching base which can be engraved.
It is carved on both sides, with the 18 on one side only.
There are always very slight differences in colours and carvings of hand carved products.
This type of weapon is ceremonial and practical. Waha-ika means the mouth of the fish. If you look at the shape of the weapon it looks like the shape of a whales' lower jaw bone. Many waha-ika have a small figure carved on the side. This figure would be a guardian to the owner and would often be a venerated ancestor.
To avoid offending any Iwi or tribal groups, the designs are generic and representative of common Maori and Island motifs.
Wahaika Size: 36.5 cm x 12 cm x 2.5 cm
Base Size: 40 cm x 3.3 cm x 9 cm
Add your engraving using the Engraving Options Box below (1-15 Letters).
Plain engraving is $28.00.
Paua engraving is $35.00.
EG. If the name you want engraved is Hemi this will cost $28.00 in plain or $35.00 in Paua.
Please allow an extra 3-4 days for engraving.
Please see our engraving links below if you need more than 15 letters.
Same day shipping - Plus we gift wrap free of charge and include a hand written card with your personal message.