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Inscribed to one side of the blade: ‘Wangahli N.Z. 1908’
Size: 36cm long, 11cm wide – 14¼ ins long, 4¼ ins wide
Thus used, captured, reused and treasured for generations ‘mere pounamu’ and other treasures accrued illustrious histories and formidable ‘mana’, or supernatural power. Imbued with the ‘mana’ of their successive warrior owners, these weapons also absorbed that of the individuals they had slain.