Hawaiian War Clubs and "Niho 'Oki" Cutting Tools by Manny Mattos - Native Hawaiian Artist

Hawaiian War Clubs and Cutting Tools
Manny Mattos, a Native Hawaiian artist, has been making Hawaiian War Clubs “lei-o-mano” for about 14 years. His father, who has been making Hawaiian war clubs for approximately 20 years, inspired him to learn more about my Hawaiian culture.

After doing tons of research, "The Artisan" found the making and history of Hawaiian war clubs quite fascinating. His work is primarily ancient style, using real sharks teeth on Hawaiian endemic wood.

Types of wood: Koa, ‘ili’ ahi (sandalwood) and Milo.

Type of sharks teeth: Bull and tiger.