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International Sportsman “The MANA” – Written by: Jeremy Mallette

SK Customs “The Mana”

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October 30, 2020 International Sportsman
By: Jeremy Mallette; Co-Founder of International Sportsman 


The MANA features symbols and designs taken from the Polynesian Ethos to create a stunning and instantly collectible gun. After extensive R&D and close collaboration and production assistance from the Baron Art Studio and Baron Engraving, this custom limited-edition gun is has begun shipping and they are currently taking orders for special edition numbers now via their website contact page Collectors of Part-One will have first rights to the matching special edition number on Part-Two, “The HAKA”.

Polynesian Ethos believes that anyone or anything has actual spiritual lifeforce energy or healing power that permeates the universe. It is this belief that is referred to as Mana. To have Mana implies influence, authority, and efficacy in the ability to perform in a given situation. To embody this spirit in a firearm, SK Customs started with a full-size Colt 1911 Classic chambered in .38 Super and then added Polynesian symbols and designs to visually and physically bring Mana to life. The result is a high-quality firearm that is also a functioning work of art made up of spiritual and meaningful characters of the Mori tribe.

The MANA features a high polished royal blued slide with Polynesian inspired motifs extensively etched in 24kt Gold and Diamond-studded front sight. Gold plated hardware including the magazine release, grip screws, barrel bushing, and hammer. Pueo (Owls) are black etched on each Ivory Scrimshaw finished grips and a High-Polished Stainless-Steel national match barrel completes the package. Each gun in this numbered edition series will be sequentially numbered from 001 to 200.


For more info visit SK Customs or email them at

Jeremy Mallette

Jeremy Mallette is co-founder of International Sportsman, and an avid hunter and outdoorsman. His father taught him to shoot at age six, and he received his first firearm at age eight — a 1942 Colt Commando .38 special revolver. Jeremy enjoys collecting unique firearms, and shooting them.