Picture of the Time Unit - Have you ever wanted a mechanized shark-tooth katana?
Have you ever wanted a mechanized shark-tooth katana?
Well here is a regular shark-tooth sword.
From Kiribati, an island nation located in the central tropical Pacific Ocean.
National Museum of Scotland > Royal Museum
"Sword Micronesia, probably Kiribati, Nineteenth century
Whalebone, the edges grooved and framed with shark's teeth secured by sinnet."
From Peabody Museum of Archeology and Ethnology > Pacific Islands Hall
One of the most inspiring self-defense weapons ever?
Total Comments 11
2/19/2013 8:39pm, #2
A friend of mine owns a "saw shark snout sword" kind of like this:
The "blade" is about 4 ft long, but it feels a bit more fragile than some of the shark tooth clubs i've handled.
2/19/2013 10:15pm, #3
2/19/2013 11:26pm, #4
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seems similar to Hawaiian and Aztec weapons, though I think those usually used flint/sharp rocks not shark teeth and are therefore slightly less awesome.
2/20/2013 9:01am, #5
2/20/2013 9:39am, #6
2/20/2013 11:31am, #7
2/20/2013 4:12pm, #8
2/20/2013 5:41pm, #9
They had a display of Polynesian weapons at the SD Museum of Man, including a lot of those shark tooth nasties. I wonder, though, how easily those teeth would start popping out of their mounts when subjected to the stress of combat.
I wonder if the curvature of the swords there was meant to be utilized curving back (like a katana) or forward (like a kukhri). Reminds me of an atassa, a saber-like war club favored by a number of North American indigenous:
meant to be used in either grip alignment.
2/20/2013 6:32pm, #10
I think you're right for the most part though, especially with holes drilled in the teeth.
I like the knuckle duster version, that would suck to get punched with.