(c) 2006-present R. Macaraeg
Subject: ali'i chief
Setting:unification of Hawaii, 1795-1810
Object: lei o mano sharktooth hand club
* Hawaiian Marketplace
"Hawaiian Dagger ... - The Hawaiians used shark's teeth, swordfish bill, and wood to create lethal weapons. Indigenous to Hawai'i, these shark teeth weapons have been fashioned with koa wood."
* Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology > Pacific Islands Hall
"Knife or Club
wood, fiber, shark tooth
The shark-tooth edged knife or club was used as a weapon for hand-to-hand combat. It was used to strike and cut the adversary." ...