At the age of 26, Tor Chantara lives his life simultaneously in two worlds, practicing the fine woodworking art of marquetry that has its roots in the 16th Century, while learning techniques and ordering supplies via the Internet.
We are delighted to feature the finest reproductions of ancient Hawaiian weapons, made by a master craftsman on the North Shore of Oahu, who has learned the art of making Hawaiian weapons from a master over 20 years ago. All of our Hawaiian weapons are made with premium Koa selected from our own private stock for these noble carvings. We feature lei-o-mano , or weapon with shark's teeth as well as weapons with marlin bills. Hawaiian warriors would often use lei-o-mano for slashing enemies in close combat. Each shark tooth is double stitched to the Koa base for strength in combat. Each of these weapons is inspired by the actual Hawaiian weapons depicted in the Voyages of Captain James Cook in the late 1700's. The craftsmen of Martin & MacArthur framed this weapon in solid Koa with velvet lining.