Olohe Solomon Kaihewalu - Kaihewalu 'Ohana Lua

The Weapons of Lua
Lei-o-mano (Shark Tooth Weapons)

 

Lei-o-mano (Wrap-around Shark Tooth Weapon)

Lei-o-mano (Wrap-around Shark Tooth Weapon) - The Weapons of Lua - 'Õlohe Solomon Kaihewalu

 

This elephant ear wrap-around shark tooth weapon cuts with a downward stroke and an upward stroke in a single cutting motion. It can be used as a club. The handle is designed to be used as a knife.

 

 

 

Lei-o-mano Puka (Shark Tooth Weapon)

Lei-o-mano Puka (Shark Tooth Weapon) - The Weapons of Lua - 'Õlohe Solomon Kaihewalu

 

This weapon is designed to cut and spear your attacker. This is a light weight weapon and normally is carried by an older warrior or chief. Most elderly warriors carried this light weapon to clean up and take care of all those fallen opponents (warriors) who went down due to being wounded. The elderly warrior's job was to keep moving, taking the wounded to safety. The light weight of this weapon kept the elderly warrior from becoming overly fatigued.