Sokka carried a variety of weapons throughout his journeys. Some, like his boomerang and sword, were used frequently, while others, such as his saber, jaw blade, and machete, saw more limited use.
Sokka's club is a blunt force weapon used for striking. The club was carved from a polar bear femur and fixed with a heavy, solid sphere at the end, which was painted blue. Just beneath the sphere was a notch for hooking opponent's weapons, and the handle was wrapped with a leather strap for improved grip.
Sokka obtained this weapon during his youth in the Southern Water Tribe and used it to help defend his village during a Fire Nation raid. The Rough Rhinos took this club when they stole the belongings that Team Avatar had been forced to abandon, but Sokka managed to retrieve it, as he used it on a number of occasions afterward. However, he eventually lost it again to the sandbenders when they kidnapped Appa and took all of the items on his saddle.
Sokka's boomerang was given to him by his father Hakoda before he left to fight in the Hundred Year War with the warriors of the Southern Water Tribe. It was one of Sokka's most prized possessions, and when he once lost it, he considered it to be like "losing a part of [his] identity". Sokka was particularly skilled with his boomerang, and frequently used it to hit enemies from lengthy distances.
Sokka kept his boomerang with him at all times, but he once lost it when the Rough Rhinos attacked Team Avatar while they were sleeping. He was bitter about its loss, but managed to get it back when he defeated Yeh-Lu, who had taken the boomerang.
Sokka's boomerang played a crucial role in the defeat of Combustion Man, when no other member of the group could get within range of him without risking harm. The group was hiding behind a pylon, when Sokka threw his boomerang, which hit Combustion Man on his third-eye tattoo. This blow stunned the assassin and blocked his flow of chi to his third eye. When Combustion Man tried to firebend again, he blew himself up due to his blocked chi energy.
A year later, Sokka had obtained a similar, if not the same boomerang. He used it to incapacitate a demonstrator outside Yu Dao whom he deemed annoying. He also used this same boomerang to demonstrate his authority to the newly released Princess Azula just before they and Zuko departed to search for Ursa, only to have it zapped clean out of his hand by the Princess.
Forty-two years prior to Avatar Korra's arrival in Republic City, Sokka mentioned his boomerang during Yakone's trial at City Hall, in which he referred to it as his "trusty boomerang", and told the story of how he used it to defeat Combustion Man.
Sokka had a jawbone dagger that he normally carried in a small pouch on the back of his belt. It had a leather-wrapped hilt with four teeth along one edge and was made by sharpening the jawbone and teeth of a large Arctic wolf. By sticking the blade into the ground or something connected directly to it, the dagger was able to amplify vibrations from the surrounding environment. This allowed Sokka to accurately detect people in the vicinity by placing his ear against the hilt and listening to the strength and frequency of the vibrations.
Sokka did not use his machete as frequently as his sword or his boomerang. He often used it for menial tasks, such as shaving and picking his teeth, but he did use it for hacking at foliage in the Foggy Swamp, and when he spotted a cactus and sliced part of it open to reveal a water-type drink inside. He also used it to prevent Mai's darts from hitting Katara and to cut a metal cap off a pipe within the Fire Nation drill; this latter action prompted an engineer to come fix the pipe, allowing Katara to ambush him. Additionally, he used his machete in a failed attempt to hunt a saber-tooth moose lion cub. It was noticeably absent after the fall of Ba Sing Se.
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When training with Piandao, Sokka crafted his own sword using ore from a meteorite. The material used gave the sword a distinctive black color. The sword is able to cut through strong metals with little effort. The bottom of the hilt is engraved with the symbol of the Order of the White Lotus.
Sokka's sword was a Jian, a straight sword, and was part of his standard armament, along with his boomerang and club. However, he lost it while saving his and Toph's life during Sozin's Comet.
Traditional whale tooth saber
Sokka's traditional whale tooth saber was a fragile weapon that Sokka used for fishing, and attempted to use to defend his tribe from Zuko. However, the Prince easily broke the spear into multiple pieces, quickly leaving Sokka defenseless.
- In the film adaption, Sokka only has his club and his boomerang.