24 ½” length with iron shaft mounted with a bronze floral and figural armrest and bronze monster head base piece. Bun form bronze fitting above center, probably a hand rest. Fakirs are religious ascetics who live on alms begged in the streets in the belief that God will provide all that man needs. They are prohibited from possessing weapons, though their environment can be very dangerous. Thus the crutch or armrest is used as a weapon. Some house concealed daggers. Others like this, are made to be capable of using as a club or mace.