Fucking Amazing guys. The stuff you guys talk about @ 24:00 is exactly what I tell my design students. This kind of art is like being a pro athlete and you gotta be sharp cause there are only a few spots and the craft needs to be honed.
well actually Taiaha is kind of like the Maori equivelant of a sword more or less main reason being is that the blade was primarily used as the striking end. the point end acted more like a pommel a good counter weight and the odd hit now and again