A small, decorative ceremonial axe, with a wooden hilt and engraved head. The wooden handle is embellished with silver decoration, which are shaped in curving, floral patterns. The axe is presented in a wooden box with orange and white cord decoratively binding the top.
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After the ship had been cut through, traditionally the axe was gifted to the owner of the ship. For the Maui A tower, the axe was gifted to Warren Freer, who at the time the axe was gifted in 1975 was the Minister for Trade and Industry.