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  miht moh (spirit knife)

 

Thailand

Miht moh are spirit knifes, i.e. a kind of sacred ceremonial daggers used to protect against evil spirits and carried symbolically by moh phi, i.e. ‘shamans’ or ‘exorcists’. Since they are used figuratively, as a kind of amulet, it comes in a variety of sizes, even very small, so it can be kept at hand constantly.