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

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 age. For the Serious Collector.

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

Old Tantric Yak Bone Phurba / Phurpa. Nepal / Tibet.

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This Tibetan yak bone phurba shows Vajrakilaya, the yidam diety that is most powerful in removing obstacles. Vajrakilaya is one of eight deities of Kagye. Phurba’s are ritual daggers used to confront evil spirits. Authentic bone phurbas are becoming very hard to find. This is an excellent specimen.… Continue reading

Antique Badik / Badek Dagger / Knife. Ivory handle. North Sumatra. Indonesia.

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The scabbard is ivory as well as part of the hilt. The blade is adorned with Beras Wutah. The pamor is the most important part of the knife as it possesses strong power and influence. This is a weapon of defense as well as being used to slaughter… Continue reading
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