sacrificial knife (knife (ritual & belief: thanksgiving & votive offerings))

Bengali sacrifical knife, Rum Dao, with a large steel blade with a recurved end surmounted by a brass knob. The blade is decorated with various chased designs of a floral nature, and also a stylised human eye, which are filled with a red substance, possibly enamel, in the incisions. The handle is wooden, with a brass pommel.

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