Pounamu Pito Blade

Sands Carving Studio


Pito Blades are ceremonial knives fashioned to cut old ties and welcome new life into this world. Traditionally they were tools used by Tapuhi (midwives) to sever the umbilical cord.  

Crafted from pounamu, our Pito Blades are natural tools with knife-edge blades. Once used, they can be kept as a keepsake for your pēpi, or could be carved into another form (depending on the stone).

This pito blade is carved by Sam Potter and measures 77 x 58 x 11mm and sits on a native timber base.