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Knives, Swords, Letter Openers, Phurbas, Spears, Blowpipes

Antique Ritual Tantric Wooden Mahakala Dagger. Phurba. Central Tibet

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    Phurba, also Phurwa, is a ritual object used to dispel and destroy obstacles. It was originally used to mark out the perimeter of a sacred building (temple or monastery). Since then it was used in ritual and sacred ceremonies. The three sided blade… Continue reading

Bronze Letter Opener. Early 1900s. China.

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  From my private collection. An engraved and well used bronze opener.   My agent says it dates to pre-1917. Lots of wear and a broken tip. Some might say, “it’s broken”; others would say, “it’s stunning”!   Regardless, this is a genuine antique that is guaranteed to last at least another 300 years.

Griffon / Gryphon Letter Opener. Paperweight. Iron.

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    Cast from an authentic 18th Century European dagger. Stands not included.

Medieval Miniature Swords. SIX Swords. Display Stand. Stainless Steel

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    Replicas of REAL swords. Each made of stainless steel with silver-plated handles. A unique display stand is included.   Handle designs are identical front and back.   Recently I saw this set for $ 185.00 USD, described with some flaws. This set is in perfect… Continue reading

Huge 32” Antique Wooden Tantrik Vajrakilaya Phurba. Kila. Nepal.

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    This is fantastic!   The kīla – or phurba – is used as a ritual implement to signify stability on sacred ground/earth during ceremonies. Only those initiated in its use, or otherwise empowered, may wield it. The energy of the kīla is fierce, wrathful, piercing, affixing,… Continue reading

Warrior Short Sword with Scabbard. Bhutan / Tibet

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    Scabbard is a mix of silver and nickel (for hardness and durability) Wire wrapped grip.   Not sure how old this sword is but the design and style date back to the 19th Century . . . which is likely.   Beyond fantasy . .… Continue reading

Antique Wayang Wong. Shield and Kris Knife. Sword. Theatrical Performance. Java.

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  Shadow puppet and human wayang theatrical performances have been staged since 930 AD.   The carving on the shield depicts the typical Wayang puppet head profile.   These performance pieces are quite old and come from Central Java. I was told that the pieces are from the 1920s… Continue reading

Antique Bronze Dagger. Weapon. Knife. Keris. Jakarta. Indonesia. Java

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  Our Agent found this in a unique antique shop in Jakarta along with a multitude of old and rare Indonesian weapons and bronze statues. The proprietor says it was from the early- to mid- 1800s. He also thought it might have been made from descendents of the… Continue reading

Metal Spear Head. West Africa.

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    From the 1930s. Metal spearhead in excellent condition. Stand not included.
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