Carved Maori Axe Greenstone Our Maori Axe is made in New Zealand from New Zealand Greenstone & timber. The Belt Axe was traditionaly used in hand to hand close fighting. This replica shows the combination of Greenstone and Carving often used
Typical Maori weapons are the maripu, patu and taiaha. This is a talaha. I beleive even their weapons were works of art, which seem to me, to be some of the most intricate carvings of any culture in the world.