Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Ann Arbor, MI
Can we guess the dominant function of a Lohar by the configuration of its edge/tip?
Most of the examples shown here are hawkbills ( talons) with somewhat concave edge. That would imply their function as mainly cutting implements ( sickles, for example ). The last two folders shown by Ian have clip points, more suitable for precise breaking up, chipping at or picking at something hard, such as ice ( in a way, a zagnol-type ).