One of our customers is bhutanese and has ordered a handful of different dozums from us over time. For those that don't know a dozum is a highland single edged dagger not dissimilar to a scottish dirk. They often feature fullering, as well as extremely ornate sheaths and handles to show the owners wealth. Much like a khukuri in Nepal these are part of traditional daily dress though instead of being worn tucked into a sash they're carried in the bottom of the fold in the traditional robes. He always send us through amazing photos of these knives on hikes and in nature and has been showing his dozums the best that Bhutan has to offer. He recently hiked up to Paro Taktsang temple-one of Himalayan Buddhism’s holiest sites with the second shot showing the cliffs it is built into from across the valley. It dates back to the 8th century, temple complex were built in later centuries over caves where the old master's meditated. This final shot is the same knife being used by his family to break up a yak in preparation for drying and storage over the winter months. These aren't spiced or cured but are hung to dry over a traditional oven and dry from the passive heat and smoke there. Can't thank him enough for these beautiful photos- it makes our job so much more satisfying. Take care, Andrew and the team at Kailash.