Early Hawaiians crafted weapons from natural materials because they lacked metal, except what could be gathered from flotsam and foreign ships. Hawaiians were apt to use a variety of combat items, including spears, slings, and clubs. Daggers were often useful in close-quarters combat. Called pāhoa in Hawaiian, daggers ranged both in size and shape, depending mainly on the person wielding them. Some examples of pāhoa have been linked to the island of Kaua'i and are noted for having such a stylized form, with a long blade and a long handle, allowing for a strong grip and forceful effect. The pointed end widens out in facets which function as a guard and also stops the hand from sliding forward. The grip is versatile to allow for several ways of holding the weapon, but always remaining comfortable in the hands.
This pahoa la'au is made with solid Koa by Hawaii craftsman Keith Maile.
Weapon Framed: 25 inch x 15 inch x 4 inch
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