In the ancient Māori world, the Toki or adze was a vital tool in everyday life. Toki have come to represent the strength and skill of an individual, and the acquisition of knowledge and mana (prestige).
It has mounted on a native rimu wooden stand with a brass frame holding it.
N.B: this toki is sold with a bound tuft on the top - as in photo 2
This piece was carved by Malcolm Cox
This piece measures: 149 x 48 x 17mm