«Kalmuch's Knife»

The custom of having the paired items included a knife and a belt, reflects the specificity of Kalmuch's traditional culture.
«Kalmuch's Knife» is typologically close to Buryatian and Mongolian knives, but the difference from them is a more laconic ornament. The artist included the endless knot at the composition and put the Dharma Chakra («Wheel of Dharma») in the central of the belt. The shining of the metal set off the color of the lazurite. The silver details are made in the technique of embossing, which is a distinctive feature of the traditional Buryatian processing of metal.
The knife accompanies a Kalmyk in any situation. Coming in a kibitka, a man should leave not only weapons but also walking sticks near the entrance. However, this practice wasn't applying to a knife, due to what the item was used to protect yourself. The belt is an important attribute of the Kalmyk costume too. He could use it to fasten some necessary objects, like a knife, or a caught prey. The massive of the belt was connected with the need to bear the weight of objects hanging on it.
Today the pair of a knife and a belt is still the significant element of the national Kalmuch's costume. The possessing of the items is associated not only with the tradition's continuity, but also serves a sign of manhood, power, and bravery. Having a knife on a belt means reaching maturity, taking responsibility for yourself and your family. 

- This knife isn't a cold weapon
- We provide to our customers all the necessary certificates needed for the transportation of the item in Russia and abroad

Materials: Multitlayaer steel / Damascus steel, silver plating on bronze, African blackwood / walrus tusk / buffalo's horn, rosewood, turquiose, lazurite, natiral leather

Author: Zhigzhit Bayaskhalanov

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