Size: 380mm x 190mm x 45mm Stand 470mm x 140mm x 95mm.
Made of Mataī. BC Greenstone Blade, 8 Pāua eyes and feather with binding.
The toki is an adze used for carving and construction. The more elaborate ones were ceremonial and often had a greenstone blade.
Ceremonial toki were mainly used for the first and last cuts in construction of meeting houses and war canoes.
The head on the end of the handle represents a guardian figure that is always watching the back of the rightful owner. The principal figure traditionally represents an ancestor figure.