The Shark Tooth Club or the Leiomano is a weapon used by various Polynesian tribes, which harnessed the brute force of the ocean's top predator. It was the Special Weapon of the Māori Warrior.
Description[edit | edit source]
The club is shaped like the head of a spade with shark's teeth inset around the edges, with the tiger shark being the preferred donor. In some clubs, the handle has a marlin's bill set into it to serve as a dagger.
The one on the show is one of the largest Leimanos used in Polynesian warfare. Leimanos range in size, design and decorations, and most were between the size of a knife to the one on the show, which is larger than a person's skull.
Because of Polynesian wood-art, some clubs were decorative, as is the case today.
Sawtooth Swords also exist, although they are rarer as a wooden sword would be relatively frailer and lighter than an 'axe' design. The most noticeable examples were made by the Gilbertese Polynesians.
Stats[edit | edit source]
- Special Weapon
- 20 inches
- 2 lbs
- Wood, Cord & Sharks Teeth
Use[edit | edit source]