Name: Mahout's Elephant Guiding Pick
Handmade hardwood handle and metal pick are what compose this one pound, six ounce mahout's or elephant driver's tool. The mahout would use the pick point to poke the elephant behind the ear to steer it in the wanted direction. While the point feels sharp to us, the elephant's skin is so thick it doesn't hurt the animal. One of a kind!
Size: 15" handle, 9" pick
Origins: Luang Prabang Province, Laos