This toki was made for a special guy on a big round birthday late last year. It has beautiful colouring with light to mid green swirls.
It carves really well, pretty consistent and didn’t flake or chip at all, a really nice stone. It held a good edge to and I put this to good use on the toki edge.
A toki is a symbol of authority, power, and leadership. It can worn to display these qualities or as given as a sign of respect for the recipient and their strength of character.
This is the first carving I have done from the below block of pounamu. It weighed about 10 kgs. A beautiful stone for carving from the Kaniere Stream area, which is a tributary to the Hokitika River on the West Coast of the South Island of New Zealand.