Mitmor 9" LP Kant, Wat Khao Gaew, c. 2494-2511, Nakon Sawan
Due to the labor involved to create a single knife, smiths were generally employed to help with design and creation. Many knives therefore look remarkably similar. Essentially the same smiths, Chang Chim, Chang Khai and Chang Sorn were employed to make mitmor by many prominent monks of the period. Note that the title "Chang" designates "skilled artisan". Mitmor specialty experts are able to identify the knife with the proper Chang.
Luang Phor Kant, Wat Khao Gaew, Nakon Sawan.
( B.E 2420 - B.E 2513 )
LP Kant was a dedicated disciple of LP Derm, Wat NongPho. He was born approximately BE 2420 and entered the priesthood in BE 2440. Among LP Derm's disciple lineage, LP Kant is known to have made the most efficacious Mitmor second only to that of his Guru LP Doem. The word Mit Mor is a folk word to describe a medic or specialist knife. Mor meaning “specialist” and Mit meaning “Knife”. As such Mitmor literally means a knife created by a specialist in the sacred sciences.
It is known that the mitmor carries comprehensive properties similar to that of an amulet, particularly for: 1.) self protection 2.) dispersing and conquering evil spirits 3.) destroying all kinds of black magic including invulnerability 4.) detecting poisonous food 5.) making powerful holy water 6.) healing diseases and illnesses by encircling the affected area.
Uncountable events in the past long years have proved the efficacy of mitmor created by these masters. Miraculous phenomena often occurred; in fighting events, where gunman frightened - their guns dysfunction or bullets would not penetrate into the knife's owner and assailants were killed by only one stab of a little knife.
LP Kant's Mitmor can be used as a substitution for LP Derm's as the power is similar but priced significantly cheaper (still expensive). Anyone stabbed by such a knife will find the wound cannot be cured by modern medicine.
LP Kant passed away in B.E.2513 at the age of 76, after living in the monkhood for 54 years..
Buk Sek - Ceremonial Sanctrification
The word buk-sek means "arousing the potency of an object by means of incantations or spells". This includes am extremely large class of amulets and charms and the charmed objects themselves can take many forms.
In Thai a magical spell is called wet-mon or khatha-akhom, these words are used inerchangeably by magical practitioners. The words are synonomous with the Pali and Sanskrit words (in order) Veda, Mantra, Gatha,and Agama.
The Vedas are the sacred scriptures of
Mantra in Thai is pronounced Mon and also means spell. The difference between Wet and Mon is that the Wet spells are used in Brahminist rites while Mon spells are a part of popular Buddhism. Normally, however, the terms are used interchangeably.
There is also a type of spell known as Mon Maha Ongkan, the Mantra of the Great Om. This is peculiarly Thai and consists of purely Thai words or Thaiwords mixed with corrupt Pali words. The words are often obscene or unacceptable in daily use, this perhaps gives them their power when used magically.
When inscribing spells on an object or tattooing spells on the body it is normal practice to use the Khmer writing system although numbers are written in
To arouse the magical potential of any artificial object other than a Buddha image the object must pass through the processes of Pluk-sek. This involves chanting spells, inscribing magical formulae on the object, or engraving magical squares or circles.
There are an enormous number of objects in this class of which the best known are Palad Khik, Mit Mor and Bia Gae.