Weapon; Club



A wahaika (hand club) with a human figure, without legs, carved on one side of the blade, and a face on each side of the butt in the same plane as the blade. There is a round hole through the butt. The blade has a carved pattern of whakarare (a distorted pattern where several parallel ridges and grooves regularly curve across a notched ridge between them). The eyes of the figure and one face are shell-inlaid, with plain shell discs and no central pegs.