Story: Kōhatu – Māori use of stone

Making an adze

Leighton Hale from the Ngāti Hinewaka tribe is an expert in traditional stone tool technology. He demonstrates the main steps in making an adze (toki): flaking, hammer dressing, smoothing and grinding.

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Phil Moore and Bruce McFadgen, 'Kōhatu – Māori use of stone - Ornaments and weapons', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/video/8884/making-an-adze (accessed 3 December 2021)

Story by Phil Moore and Bruce McFadgen, published 12 Jun 2006