Indian Bagh Nakh (Tiger Claws) Concealed Weapon - 10245

This rare and interesting wepon is Indian, 18 C. also known as Bagh Nakh meaning : Tiger Claws. It is composed of several small and curved blades on a connecting bar and rings for the fingers. While not in use it is concealed in the palm. This exemplar had four blades (one now lost), 3 inches wide. Good condition to age with good age patina. An interesting but cruel item, never considered as a legitimate fighting weapon.