Our Wahaika is made from sustainable tulip wood 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 21 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
INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING - Due to this item's value New Zealand post requires that we courier it. If sending out of New Zealand, please select "Tracked International Shipping" as your shipping option.
ENGRAVING - The front of the base is carved on this Wahaika.
See below for engraving information.
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Please write your engraving in the "Text to Engrave" box as you want it to apper - eg: Hemi or HEMI - Upper case or lower case with the first letter a capital.
Please note we can not accept any returns for engraved items, please check your spelling carefully.
Fonts - We prefer to use Iowan font, we are able to use many fonts, although Paua engraving does not work with thin fonts. We normally let the engravers choose the best look but if you have a particular font you'd like please let us know. We can do a combination of Paua and plain engraving - eg: a date often looks better smaller and in plain engraving underneath a name space permitting.
Please note the number of letters will effect how big the name can be engraved.
No refunds on engraved/personalised items.
Please allow an extra 3-4 days for engraving.
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