Our plain Wahaika has carving on the handle and guardian, both with Paua eyes.
Hand carved here in New Zealand using traditional techniques. Made from Kauri and Paua Shell.
Please note with all hand carved Wahaika there may be very slight differences in colours and carvings.
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.
Size: 39 cm x 12 cm x 2.5 cm
There is not a lot of room for engraving on this piece - only the flat area in the middle of the Wahaika head.
There is also a base available for this piece, which can be engraved on the front.
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Plus we gift wrap free of charge and include a hand written card with your personal message.
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.