"The Maori designs on the Wihongi Signature line of blades are intended to honor the warrior spirit that lives in each of us." -Jared Wihongi
Among the world’s foremost law enforcement instructors in edged weapons, Jared Wihongi makes no compromises in his training or his gear.
“My interest in the warrior way of life stems from my Maori heritage, once a Spartan-like society that developed over centuries of inter-tribal warfare in what is now New Zealand.
“The spirit of the Maori warrior is expressed in the ritual Haka, a war dance that’s intended among other things to challenge and intimidate an enemy. Other conspicuous Maori symbols are stylized tattoos and carvings. These decorations are often added to their weapons to represent a warrior ancestor and thus you carry their strength and courage with you into battle. The Maori designs on the Wihongi Signature line of blades are intended to honor the warrior spirit that lives in each of us.