A good Miit Mhor is an essential tool to any magician as they are used to bind, cut, seal, break or banish ghosts, and this one is a very special old one. It is not necessary to know the maker and when we do, if it is old it adds excessive value, taking it out of our reach and besides, once you are taught how to make the knife yours it matters little.
This superb example was released about 5 years ago from a temple in Isaan and is a top quality item. The stand is inlaid with mother of pearl set into lacquer and the knife itself is superbly etched with the Khom script and Yant Na, which is the same on both sides. Unusually for this type of knife (and there are quite a few varieties of this style from different temples), there is no temple name etched into the blade but I do remember that it was an Isaan temple. All this type of knife were made to purpose by a central Thai foundary who used a vast collection of spiritual metals to create them and then they decorated them for each temple that wanted their own Miit Mhor. Stunning quality throughout this piece, and of a quality now rarely seen.
The knife measures 12" and is ready to use, there is no kata is necessary for this but there is a ritual for this knife to make it yours, which I will explain to the buyer. In the photos of the knife on the stand it was not cleaned but I have since and please take care as these are sharp, just as a good Miit Mhor should be. This is a superb example of an ancient art..
Miit Mhor are an essential tool for any magician and this is a very good one.
A Fantastic Etched 12" Miit Mhor on a stand
A Miit Mhor knife is an essential tool to all Thai magicians. It is used to seal, bind, cut and bond through magical tasks, repels bad ghosts and is a strong form of protection. Good ones are hard to find as these knives should have weight and be fit for purpose.