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 a natural tool with a knife-edge blade and sit on a native timber base.
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 Malcolm Cox.