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Double Barb Makau (Kauai Style) in sterling silver

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A powerful tool, the Double Barb Makau was the hook of choice for Kauai fishermen.  Inspired by an ancient Hawaiian fish hook found in the Bishop Museum archives, the pendant is a symbol of fortitude -- it means "you can."

  • Sterling silver, rhodium-treated to enhance durability and shine. 
  • Also available in gold and platinum.
  • Measures approximately seven-eighths of an inch wide, by one and three-quarters inches high (7/8”W x 1.75"H).
  • Can accommodate up to a 3mm chain or cord.
  • Shown on 1.4mm silver chain or 3mm leather cord.
  • Chains and cords sold separately.

 

 

 

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  1. Makapuu 2016 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 18th Oct 2016

    Nice weight and size on this piece and goes perfectly with the handmade cord. I went with the 18" and glad I did. The chain lashing at the top of the hook has beautiful detail. Don't think I've seen anything like that before. If you look closely at the inside of the hook you'll see a makers mark which I think makes the work even more special. Heather and Keoni are super cool people and easy going. Next up is the 6-barb Maui style hook when I get a little more scratch.


  2. Amazing 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 22nd Aug 2016

    I met Keoni and Heather on Kaua'i a few years ago, and recently bought one of Keoni's necklaces. It is nothing short of brilliant. Keoni's craftsmanship is unparalleled. I am beyond satisfied, and will definitely buy again!

    Mahalo!


  3. Thanks!!! 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 15th Jan 2015

    Keoni and Heather- It was wonderful to meet both of you and, at the same time, gain a wonderful remembrance of our trip to beautiful Kauai! Your jewelry is, indeed, a beautiful work of art and I will always treasure my Double Barb Makau!!

    Mahalo Nui Loa, my friends!


  4. LITERALLY COULD NOT ASK FOR MORE! 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 6th May 2014

    i found keoni's work about 2 years ago and have been wanting to order a piece for my husband ever since. this year, i was finally able to do so ... and i am so glad that i did!

    first, let me say that keoni's work is even more beautiful in person than it is online. i know: it doesn't seem possible, but it's true! i ordered the double barb makau and it is absolutely gorgeous! moreover, it's all handmade ... by keoni himself ... in beautiful hawaii! where do you find that? any more it seems that everything is made in china or thailand or heaven knows where.

    adding to this most unique rarity of local artist-crafted jewelry are the wonderful people that are keoni and heather. i called the listed number thinking that i was calling a store or perhaps some answering service. instead, i was answered by keoni himself (so pay attention to your time zones)! he then got heather involved and by the time we were done talking, i was ready to make the 10 hour flight just to hang out with them! they are so friendly and kind ... and genuine! i loved talking with them and could not have asked for better customer service!

    i have not yet given the piece to my husband ... it's a gift for his upcoming birthday ... but when i received it in the mail the other day, i almost broke down and gave it to him a full 3 weeks early. i know that he is going to love it and i know that you will, too ... just as you'll love keoni and heather and the spirit of aloha that they both live and send to you, wherever you may be.

    thank you so much, keoni and heather...for everything!


  5. Stunning!!! 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 20th Feb 2014

    I fell in love with this piece from the moment I saw it on the internet. When it was given to me as a gift for Valentine's Day, I was absolutely speechless. I had no idea it would be even better to see it up close and in person. It is simply the most beautiful piece of jewelry I have ever owned.

    Thank you for making such a beautiful piece!


  6. ANOTHER WONDERFUL HOOK 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 16th Feb 2014

    Purchased the single barb silver hook for my girlfriend for Christmas, she totally loves it. I loved the look of the two barb silver hook for me, she brought it for me for Valentine's Day ... how lucky am I? The first day I wore it, Valentine's Day, I had no less than 10 compliments of the hook.

    As I said in my review of the single barb in December, the pictures on the web site do not do justice to just how PHENOMENAL Keoni's work is.

    Heather's customer service and how she takes a personal interest in each customer is THE BEST. She truly cares about every customer and wants to make sure you are satisfied.

    Also, it is greatly appreciated the nice things that they do for repeat customers ... thank you so very much for the free cord and free shipping ... just another example of the number ONE customer service that they provide.

    Mahalo!!


  7. Superior Craftsmenship 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 6th Feb 2014

    I could not be more happy with my purchase. Anyone who sees my hook says "that's absolutely beautiful". Exceptional service and superior craftsmanship is what's provided and I'm proud to be part of the team, I recommend this product to everyone -- it's worth it!!


  8. Powerful yet subtle - a piece of artisan aloha to treasure 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 29th Dec 2013

    I purchased this necklace for my husband this year for Christmas and it was a long awaited treasure. We met Keoni and Heather on our honeymoon to Kauai in June 2010 before he was making necklaces for sale, just tikis. We left the island feeling so sad that we couldn't take a piece of Keoni's work home with us. We are now so pleased to have a piece of artistry that represents the true spirit of Hawaii and is a keepsake of our favorite island/carver!! My husband literally screamed when he opened up the package -- in a good way!

    The details on the necklace are precise and delicate, but undeniably powerful. There is a subtle, understated grace in this necklace. We especially love the rope detail above the makau -- it really is unique and makes the necklace feel extra special. The details in the raised surfaces are also reminiscent of the curves of Pacific Ocean waves - amazing!!! We really can't say enough good things about this necklace!

    Finally, it was wrapped beautifully and came with a fun card full of info about the necklace's significance. The fern leaf tissue paper it was wrapped in was a nice touch -- needless to say it also arrived super super quick!!! *****A 5 star purchase ****!! Mahalo to Keoni and Heather !!!


  9. Beautiful jewellery and wonderful service 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 29th Nov 2013

    This is a stunningly beautiful piece of jewellery. The craftsmanship is amazing. Heather and Keoni have been more than helpful with my Australian shipping request, and have provided wonderful service. I was delighted to see my necklace arrive in such quick time. MAHALO!


  10. Beautiful FishHook 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 25th Jun 2013

    We were fortunate enough to meet Keoni & Heather at the Hanalei Market while vacationing on Kauai. Keoni put so much of himself in each piece and I receive so many compliments on how unique it is and the quality craftsmanship. Mahalo to you both. ♥♥


  11. Excellent quality, beautiful product, incredible service! 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 19th Dec 2012

    This pendant is absolutely stunning and the pictures just don't do it justice. Very happy with my purchase. Customer service is second to none and Keoni personally contacted me regarding my purchase and even included a polishing cloth. Absolutely a pleasure to do business with!


  12. Simply Awesome 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 25th Jan 2012

    I picked this up while on vacation in Kauai. Excellent craftsmanship and totally worth the money. Keoni is awesome too, he took the time to explain the meaning behind the pendant. I was completely mesmerized by them as soon as I saw them. I'm very happy with my purchase and glad I wandered into the local Sunday Kealia crafts fair and found him.


  13. Great design and art you can wear 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 26th Nov 2011

    Had the pleasure of meeting Keoni when we were on Kauai for Christmas 2010. Bought 2 of the hooks, 1 for myself & 1 for my son.I wear my Kauai style Makau hook with pride & honor each day. We have visited Kauai at least 10 times and this is a great reminder of one of the most beautiful places on earth.


  14. Perfect momento 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 25th Nov 2011

    We bought this on our last day on the island. I had been searching for the perfect momento for our anniversary trip. This necklace is perfect. Top quality, amazing craftsmanship. Amazing gift for an amazing trip!


  15. makes a great gift 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 23rd Nov 2011

    I am 11 and gave this to my 5th grade teacher, for teacher appreciation day. I got him this one because it means "you can" and my teacher pushed us to say you can, you can, you can. So i thought this was the perfect gift for him. I also thought this was perfect because he had went to kauai for his honeymoon and had a great time so if you want to get a gift for someone who kept pushing you that "you can" this fish hook would be perfect for that one person.





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