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The Bagh Naka Is A Claw Like Weapon Which Hails From India
The Bagh Naka Is A Claw Like Weapon Which Hails From India by Gistreal(m): Tue 17, May, 2022
imageIt is quite often designed to fit over the knuckles and some are designed to be concealed under the hand but as seen above, there are many variations of the weapon. It was inspired by the claws of large animals. The term bagh naka means “tiger claw” in Hindu. This weapon was often used in a form of fighting called naki ka kusti. One of these brutal fights which took place in 1864 is described below:

“The weapons, fitted into a kind of handle, were fastened by thongs to the closed right hand. The men, drunk with bhang or Indian hemp, rushed upon each other and tore like tigers at face and body; forehead-skins would hang like shreds; necks and ribs were laid open, and not infrequently one or both would bleed to death. The ruler’s excitement on these occasions often grew to such a pitch that he could scarcely restrain himself from imitating the movements of the duellists.”

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