Taiaha: This was a favourite weapon in the old fighting days, and warriors were trained until they became remarkably proficient in its use.    When a man armed with a taiaha wished to take advantage of an enemy, he would advance with his weapon at the trail (to), the blade (rau) at  the rear and lowered close to the earth. When near enough to strike, the rau would be quickly raised and the blow delivered.

The most powerful gift to give a chief. Taiaha A Nuku

The Taiaha is a traditional close combat, hand held Maori Weapon carved in the form of an ancestor.  In Maori Weapons the tongue represents oratory skills, the eyes to keep alert, and the feathers adorn the head to distract opponents. The Taiaha is a very special Maori Carving and a treasure that is passed down from generation to generation.

The Taiaha is a traditional close combat, hand held Maori Weapon carved in the form of an ancestor.

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Two-handed weapons: taiaha – Mau rākau – Māori use of weaponry ...

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Taiaha Design

A RARE MAORI TAIAHA CENTURY Of one piece of hardwood, comprising long flat blade (ate) widening towards the tip, and carved head (upoko) with short carved tongue (arero) overall

greenstone carvings nz | Small Maori Taiaha with Greenstone Tongue

greenstone carvings nz | Small Maori Taiaha with Greenstone Tongue

Rare chiefly taiaha. The taiaha is a traditional Maori weapon usually between five to six feet (1.5 to 1.8 m) in length.

The taiaha is a traditional Maori weapon… - New Zealand Maori - Tribal


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