Dagger (Piha Kaetta) with Stylus and Sheath

Sri Lankan

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It is common to find a sylus accompanying a piha kaetta, the traditional form of Sri Lankan knife. The stylus is a customary Sri Lankan writing implement for palm-leaf paper. After the letters are incised with the stylus into the paper, black ink is rubbed over the surface and wiped off.

Dagger (<i>Piha Kaetta</i>) with Stylus and Sheath, Steel, horn, wood, brass, Sri Lankan

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