Kodavas are the descendants and are a warrior race, like the Kshatriyas. They are the people who ritually worship their guns and swords. The Kodava warriors strap their ‘Peeche kathi’ in the front and ‘Ayuda kathi’ in the back. They are of ornate design and embellished with Gold or Silver. The Coorgi men would insert the Peeche kathi at their waist and it is more of a status symbol rather than an instrument of war. This deep significance can be seen during all ceremonies in Coorg.