Tiger claws (wagnakh)

Tiger claws (wagnakh)

Steel
Maharashtra, India
Date unknown
Museum no. 3196(IS)

An assassin’s or close quarter grappling weapon called a wagnakh or ‘tiger’s claw’ which has five curved metal ‘claws’ attached to a bar with circles at each end so that it can be worn over the first and fourth finger and concealed in the palm of the hand.