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 on 29/12/2018 during a 'golden ball ceremony' at Wat Ratchapradit in Korat and is a top quality item. The golden ball ceremony is one which involves the top monks of the area who have been brought in to consecrate the space for a new temple where 4 golden balls are placed in the corners. These balls are made of stone but covered in gold leaf that has been placed there by devotees, so in effect, the building is supported by the hopes, wishes and dedication of the society it serves. The knives were consecrated as part of this ceremony to help pay for the building.
Around this time the use of this type of Miit Mhor knife common and they had been produced in a large number to be then blessed by various temples and passed on to devotees. The foundary that made them followed the correct proceedure for making a Miit Mhor and it is made up of spiritually potent materials (old statues, the metal from Wats, lightning rods, old knives, old Buddhas etc) and then fully blessed by 9 monks during the ceremony at the temple.
The stand it comes on 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 different on both sides. Stunning quality throughout this piece, and of a quality now rarely seen.
The knife measures 15", which is the largest size and is ready to use. I prefer a heavier knife like this that wields well in the hand and has force behind it as the actions for the knife are a part of making it work as a magical tool. 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. This is a superb example of an ancient art..
Miit Mhor are an essential tool for any magician and this is a very very good one.
A Fantastic Etched 15" 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.