32cm x 12cm x 2.4cm Kotiate 40cm x 9cm x 3.5cm Base Weighs 1kg approximately Comes with a Koha (gift) of a 27cm x 27cm Korowai to use for presentation purposes.
Made in NZ from Pacific Kauri (Agathis macrophylla)
Belonging to the Meremere or short combat weapons group. The kotiate was a prized weapon and also favoured by chiefs when speech-making. It is a curiously shaped weapon, and noted for the carved notches on either side of the blade. The notches were used in a ripping action. The word kotiate literally means 'to divide, split in two'.
Can be engraved for an additional $35
Wood grain and colour may vary to the one pictured