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The last part of the process is cleaning up the patterns, ensuring there are no burr cuts, all the butts are done with each pattern, every scale is shaped right and every cut is clean.
The eyes are then placed. The shell used is paua, a native to Aotearoa (New Zealand), from the abalone family. Because of the dimensions of the Marakihau, a whole shell was used for each eye.
Staining is the final stage, and that process took three days.