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

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

Old / Rare Ancestral Brass Pisau Batak Sword / Knife. Sumatra

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  This is a stunning piece of weaponry.  The brass sword / knife with its ASO ( human like ancestral spirits ) traditional figures adorn both the handle and sheath.  This is a well-crafted knife / sword . . .  in excellent condition for its… Continue reading

Rare Javanese Kris / Keris. Dapur Luk. Centipede Pamor. Timoho Wood Sheath. Java

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The blade (wilah) with its visible and structural pamor/surface is the most spiritual and powerful part of the Kris.  This particular weapon is defined by its shape . .  an undulating shape called dapur luk.  The metal composition – a mixture of alloys – is usually iron… Continue reading

Old Asmat Headhunter Dagger. Cassowary Bird bone. Tribal. Arrow tip. Papua New Guinea

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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  with coix beads and cassowary feathers bundles.  This is an older… Continue reading
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