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Tiger Teeth Dagger

The Tiger Teeth dagger was a commonly used weapon in South India. A marvelous piece of artistic work, it featured a 3-lobbed pommel, a blade with a central rib, reinforced edges and a slightly thick tip.

It was made in a variety of qualities with small variation in its shape. The sheath contained patterns done with etching or engraving. The images usually depicted hunting scenes or floral patterns done with gold inlay work. The blade was adorned using gold ‘koftgari’ (damascening work). The hilt was made from elephant ivory.

Updated on 18th July, 2005


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