sheath (weapons: accessories)

Leather sheath. Label: one label affixed to the object.

The AydaKatti is usually slung over the wearer’s back in a simple metal bracket called the todunga, from which is suspended a peculiar knife (the pichangatti) which sometimes has a set of small assorted implements used for personal hygiene hanging from it. See G.C. Stone “A Glossary of the Construction, Decoration and Use of Arms and Armour in all countries and in all times� Southworth Press 1934 (and subsequent reprints).


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