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.
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.
- Special Weapon
- 20 inches
- 2 lbs
- Wood, Cord & Sharks Teeth