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Weapons!

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

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.

Antique Old Brass Buddhist Phurba Phurpa. Tibet

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I have had this small Phurba in my private collection for many years. Quite unique. SOLD! Thanks to C.R. !!!!!!

Old, Rare and Primitive Bronze Phurba. Chitpati. Amulet. Necklace. Tibet

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This is a curious piece, not because of the image of a protector, Chitipati, but because of the weight and design of this Phurba. The weight feels like there is a mixture of lead rather than tin. Furthermore, there is a lot of metal movement between the blade… Continue reading

Rare Old Asmat Tribal Cassowary Bone Claw Dagger. Papua. New Guinea. Indonesia

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Typical of the tribal thigh bone daggers used in ceremonial and ritualistic events. These are made from the thigh bone of a Cassowary, a large flightless bird. The head – or joint – is decorated in a woven hood with braids of coix beads and cassowary… Continue reading

Rare Yak Bone Mahakala Phurba / Phurpa, Nepal. Tibet.

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The ceremonial dagger – phurba – is one of the primary tools for all shamanic rituals. It is used for exorcising demons and driving away negative spirits. Its three sides destroy the three evils: attachment, aversion and delusion. Add to any phurba the three headed Mahakala and… Continue reading

Large 3-faced Hayagriva Phurba / Phurpa Ritual Ceremonial Dagger, Tibet

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Constructed of brass, Phurbas have a rich Tibetan history. These are ritual daggers used in fighting the forces of evil. Three different faces of a fierce tutelary deity. The middle is a vajra or lightning bolt with an eternal knot at each end. At the bottom is a… Continue reading
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