Weapons & Paddles

Weapons & Paddles

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The heritage of Hawaii is celebrated in beautiful Hawaiian weapons and paddles created by the finest craftsmen in Hawaii today.  The first record of weapons used by early Hawaiians came from the voyages of Captain James Cook to Hawaii and the South Pacific in the late 1700’s.  The Webber engravings of actual weapons used by the Hawaiian people became the record of exactly what these instruments looked like.  In later years, actual Hawaiian weapons were collected at the Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum in Honolulu, Hawaii.

We are proud to feature the solid Koa weapons carved by Hawaii master craftsmen William Mahoni and Keith Maile.  These contemporary artisans are each Hawaiian practitioners who have researched the actual weapons used by early Hawaiians.  Some styles of these weapons are made with genuine dried marlin bills and shark teeth.

Outrigger canoe paddles are also part of the proud heritage of Hawaii.  Early Hawaiians carved canoe paddles out of available woods like Koa and Kou.  Today, Hawaii craftsman Bach creates solid Koa wood paddles in the same style as those used by the early Hawaiians.  Each of these Koa paddles is clear lacquered for a lustrous, resilient finish.  These paddles are for display only and not for use in the water.