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>>1783 Sindi alighol
Subjectalighol warrior
Culture: Sindi
Setting: Sindh 18-19thc
Objectbhuj, buckie, kutti, mujawli ax

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* Royal Armouries Museum > Oriental Gallery
"Axe (buckie or Bhuj)
Indian, Gujerat, early 19th century
The blade on this axe is in line with the haft, and is single-edged, mounted in a gilt elephant's head.  The end-cap and haft are gilt and decorated with etched flowers.  The end-cap unscrews to reveal a stiletto blade.  This unusual type of axe is usually known as a Bhuj after the town in Gujerat where many of them were made." ...