Plain Wahaika Hand Carved - can be engraved
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 also a base available for this piece.
ENGRAVING - We can engrave in the middle of the Wahaika head.
Yes this Wahaika base can be engraved - please allow an extra 3-4 working days for delivery.
The cost is $2.80 per letter with a minimum cost of $28.00.
Paua Engraving now available at $3.50 per letter, minimum of $35.00 per name.
EG. If the name you want engraved is Hemi the cost will be $28.00 plain or $35.00 in Paua, or if the name you want is Te Rongopai Mere the cost will be $39.20 in plain or $49.00 in Paua.
The number of letters in a name effects how big the name can be carved, choose between all capitals and upper and lower case.
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