Aztec Tecpatl Obsidian Knives- Priestess
Aztec Tecpatl Obsidian Knives
Small 7 ¾" overall. 4 ½" blade is 1 5/8" wide.
Large 9 ¾" overall. 5 3/8" long blade is 2 ¼" wide.
X- Large 13" overall. 6.5" blade
High Priestess Obsidian Knives
In the Aztec culture, a tecpatl was a flint or obsidian knife with a lanceolate figure and double-edged blade, with elongated ends. Both ends could be rounded or pointed, but other designs were made with a blade attached to a handle.
The Tecpatl knife was traditionally used for human sacrifice by the Aztecs, but it also was the short-range weapon of the jaguar warriors. Although it may have seen only limited use on the battlefield, its sharp edges would have made it an effective sidearm.
Today each incredible replica is still hand made in their native home of Mexico. From the hand flaked, genuine obsidian blades to the important figures adorning the stabilized malachite handles they are as close as you can get to the true ceremonial knives made for high priests and their rites of human sacrifice. This is a rare find and the quantities are limited.