Protective Knife from Thailand
Small pocket-sized knives of this type, called mit maw, are carried on the person as protective talismans. When blessed by powerful monks they are considered to imbue the owner with invulnerability, and are highly prized by Thais. The scabbard is bone with very fine silver decorations and pocket clip (note that the silver is a lower grade than sterling). The diminutive blade is nicely ornamented with typical designs. This is a particularly small example of these special little knives and could be worn on a chain as jewelry (note attached rings). This would make a lovely gift for a special someone.
Size: 2.4 in. overall sheathed