Bagh Nakh

Bagh Nakh (or Indian Tiger Claws)

The Bagh Nakh is a traditional Indian martial arts weapon. This weapon is also known as Indian Tiger Claws.

This metal weapon was designed to be worn like claw on the inside of a palm (not on the finger tips). Given its small size, the bagh nakh was easy to conceal versus carrying a sword, spear, etc.

For more information on other traditional martial arts weapons (i.e. Staffs, Katana, Meteor Hammer and Shuriken), please visit the main traditional martial arts weapons section.

Picture of a Bagh Nakh (or Indian Tiger Claws)

Bagh nakh (tiger claw), western India, 1700s-1800s - Higgins Armory Museum - DSC05600.JPG

Image from Wikimedia Commons