Authentic Maori Weapons Kit  includes Taiaha. Tewhatewha, Patu & Kotiate  www.korukoruatae.com

Authentic Maori Weapons Kit includes Taiaha. Tewhatewha, Patu & Kotiate www.korukoruatae.com

Two-handed weapons: taiaha – Mau rākau – Māori use of weaponry ...

Two-handed weapons: taiaha – Mau rākau – Māori use of weaponry ...

A RARE MAORI TAIAHA   18TH/19TH CENTURY   Of one piece of hardwood, comprising long flat blade (ate) widening towards the tip, and carved head (upoko) with short carved tongue (arero)  60½in (153.7cm) overall

A RARE MAORI TAIAHA 18TH/19TH CENTURY Of one piece of hardwood, comprising long flat blade (ate) widening towards the tip, and carved head (upoko) with short carved tongue (arero) 60½in (153.7cm) overall

The Taiaha (pronounced Tie-uh-ha). is a close quarters combat weapon. This traditional hardwood fighting staff looks like a spear but in fact is not. It was handled with two hands in roughly the same fashion as some weapons used in martial arts. A typical taiaha has a pointed blade at one end a flattened edge at the other.The pointed end commonly is adorned with wood carving. In many cases a carved head, with paua shell eyes and an extended, defiant tongue made of greenstone jade.

The Taiaha (pronounced Tie-uh-ha). is a close quarters combat weapon. This traditional hardwood fighting staff looks like a spear but in fact is not. It was handled with two hands in roughly the same fashion as some weapons used in martial arts. A typical taiaha has a pointed blade at one end a flattened edge at the other.The pointed end commonly is adorned with wood carving. In many cases a carved head, with paua shell eyes and an extended, defiant tongue made of greenstone jade.

Hand carved Koa wood, "Maori Taiaha Weapon" Richard M. Howell

Hand carved Koa wood, "Maori Taiaha Weapon" Richard M. Howell

Rare chiefly taiaha. The taiaha is a traditional Maori weapon usually between five to six feet (1.5 to 1.8 m) in length.

Rare chiefly taiaha. The taiaha is a traditional Maori weapon usually between five to six feet (1.5 to 1.8 m) in length.

Le Taiaha, une arme maorie ancestrale  http://www.breizh-zelande.fr/helpx-volontaires-marae/

Le Taiaha, une arme maorie ancestrale http://www.breizh-zelande.fr/helpx-volontaires-marae/

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