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Mongolian men since ancient times have a tradition of carrying a knife and fire-lighting equipment. In earlier times these products were mainly made of iron and/or brass in simple shapes; later they were cast into more artistic forms using silver and gilded silver - enabling fine patterns and designs. The knife on display is an example of fine decorated work. The tinder-pouch and metal strap ornament for the knife is cast with designs depicting nature. A pair of ivory chopsticks were put into the knife case. Mongolian men would hang a knife set on the right side of their sash. Their sets were of made wood, bone, leather, and silver and steel and were prized possessions.

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  • Title: Knife set

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