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Tiger Claws

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An assassin's or close quarter grappling weapon composed of curved hooks resembling claws attached to a bar with ring ends through which the first and little fingers are passed. Thus held it can be concealed in the palm of the hand.


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Brief Description
Tiger claws or 'bagh nakh'. An assassin's weapon composed of four curved hooks resembling claws attached to a bar with ring ends through which the first and little fingers are passed. Thus held it can be concealed in the palm of the hand.; bagnuk; Arms, steel, India
Object history
As originally arranged and displayed in Exhibition Road Indian Museum galleries until 1955, with some additions while in storage, case F.711
Summary
An assassin's or close quarter grappling weapon composed of curved hooks resembling claws attached to a bar with ring ends through which the first and little fingers are passed. Thus held it can be concealed in the palm of the hand.
Collection
Accession Number
733-1877

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record createdJune 25, 2009
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