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PHURBAS - RITUAL DEMON KILLING DAGGERS

Phurbas are ancient ritual objects, used within Himlayan Shamanism and Tibetan Buddhims. They have a shamanistic origin, which many people think comes from the use of tent pegs in Central Asia. They are used to pin down or kill obstruction spirits - both internal and external ones. Intermally they are used in a kind of ritualised Buddhist psychotherapy practice, to pin down and destroy ones own inner demons. Externally they are used to pin down ghosts and harmful spirits, protect people and places and have many other uses. They are also used to bless and empower things.

Phurbas come in many forms and sizes and are generally made in metal or wood, or though sometimes other material such as horn and bone are used. Iron phurbas are considered to be especially powerful, but most are made from bronze or brass. Shamans in Nepal tend to favour carved wooden ones.

You will find two articles about phurbas free to download HERE and HERE


PHURBA (Item No. Ritual B01)

Price: £255 (including postage worldwide)

Origin: Tibet or Nepal
Age: 50-150 years approx
Length: 312mm approx

A large well cast attractive bronze phurba. It has a good weight. It is a Hayagriva phurba, with a horse's head top, but it is unusual as it has three heads instead of the normal one.


PHURBA (Item No. Ritual B02)

Price: £78 (including postage worldwide)

Origin: Tibet or Nepal
Age: 20-100 years approx
Length: 180mm approx

An attractive bronze phurba with a large dorje top.


PHURBA (Item No. Ritual B03)

Price: £68 (including postage worldwide)

Origin: Tibet or Nepal
Age: 25 - 100 years approx
Length: 155mm approx

A good, well proportioned bronze phurba with a skull top. It has old cotton thread around it from previous practice. this and Phurba B04 come from the same source and could be bought as a matched pair.


PHURBA (Item No. Ritual B04)

Price: £68 (including postage worldwide)

Origin: Tibet or Nepal
Age: 25 - 100 years approx
Length: 155mm approx

A good, well proportioned bronze phurba with a skull top. It has old cotton thread around it from previous practice. this and Phurba B03 come from the same source and could be bought as a matched pair.


PHURBA (Item No. Ritual B05)

Price: £165 (including postage worldwide)

Origin: Tibet or Nepal
Age: 30 - 150 years approx
Length: 218mm approx

A well cast attractive old bronze phurba with nice patina. It has three faces at the top and a dorje handle.


PHURBA (Item No. Ritual B06)

Price: £285 (including postage worldwide)

Origin: Tibet or Nepal
Age: 50 - 150 years approx
Length: 195mm approx

A well cast phurba with an iron blade set into a fine bronze handle. It has three faces with moveable earrings. A very fine phurba.


PHURBA (Item No. Ritual B07)

Price: £85 (including postage worldwide)

Origin: Tibet or Nepal
Age: 5 - 20 years approx
Length: 212mm approx

An old solid iron phurba. It has three faces and is fairly well cast.


PHURBA (Item No. Ritual B08)

Price: £58 (including postage worldwide)

Origin: Tibet or Nepal
Age: 5 - 20 years approx
Length: 200mm approx

A bronze phurba with a nice patina. It is generally well cast, but has a small casting hole on the back just beneath the vajra handle (see photo 4).


PHURBA (Item No. Ritual B09)

Price: £38 (including postage worldwide)

Origin: Nepal
Age: 5 - 20 years approx
Length: 111mm approx

A small brass phurba with a dorje top.


PHURBA (Item No. Ritual B10)

Price: £695 (including postage worldwide)

Origin: Tibet or Nepal
Age: 100- 400 years approx
Length: 244mm approx

An exceptionally fine, old bronze phurba with a very pure - possibly meteoric - iron blade. The phurba has a vajra handle and a snarling face bearing fangs above that.


PHURBA (Item No. Ritual B11)

Price: £695 (including postage worldwide)

Origin: Tibet or Nepal
Age: 100- 400 years approx
Length: 244mm approx

An exceptionally fine, old bronze phurba with a very pure - possibly meteoric - iron blade set into a skull. The phurba has a vajra handle and a snarling face bearing fangs, with a Hayagriva horse's head above that.


PHURBA (Item No. Ritual B12)

Price: £38 (including postage worldwide)

Origin: Nepal
Age: 10-30 years approx
Length: 98mm approx

A well made, small, solid iron phurba.


PHURBA (Item No. Ritual B13)

Price: £38 (including postage worldwide)

Origin: Nepal
Age: 10-30 years approx
Length: 100mm approx

A well made, small, solid iron phurba.


PHURBA (Item No. Ritual B14)

Price: £595 (including postage worldwide)

Origin: Bhutan
Age: 100-400 years approx
Length: 226mm approx

An exceptionally fine, old iron phurba with silver decoration.


PHURBA (Item No. Ritual B15)

Price: £38 (including postage worldwide)

Origin: Tibet or Nepal
Age: 10-50 years approx
Length: 138mm approx

A simple brass phurba with an elegant design and a nice patina .


PHURBA (Item No. Ritual B16)

Price: £58 (including postage worldwide)

Origin: Tibet or Nepal
Age: 5 - 20 years approx
Length: 198mm approx

A brass phurba with a dorje handle.


PHURBA (Item No. Ritual B17)

Price: £48 (including postage worldwide)

Origin: Nepal
Age: 5-30 years approx
Length: 214mm approx

A carved wooden shaman's phurba. Shamans in Nepal tend to use wooden phurbas, rather than metal ones, which are more associated with Buddhist practice.


PHURBA (Item No. Ritual B18)

Price: £48(including postage worldwide)

Origin: Nepal
Age: 5-30 years approx
Length: 227mm approx

A carved wooden shaman's phurba. Shamans in Nepal tend to use wooden phurbas, rather than metal ones, which are more associated with Buddhist practice. This phurba has no point, it was originally made like that and has not lost its point through damage.


FLAYING KNIFE (Item No. Ritual B19)

Price: £68 (including postage worldwide)

Origin: Tibet or Nepal
Age: 20-60 years approx
Width: 85mm approx

A well made bronze flaying knife, symbol of the active empowered feminine - held in the right hand by dakinis, as they hold a human skull bowl in their left hand.


FLAYING KNIFE (Item No. Ritual B20)

Price: £48 (including postage worldwide)

Origin: Tibet or Nepal
Age: 20-60 years approx
Width: 83mm approx

A well made bronze flaying knife, symbol of the active empowered feminine - held in the right hand by dakinis, as they hold a human skull bowl in their left hand.


VAJRA AXE/FFLAYING KNIFE (Item No. Ritual B21)

Price: £78 (including postage worldwide)

Origin: Tibet or Nepal
Age: 20 - 60 years approx
Lenght: 187mm approx

A finely cast old bronze vajra axe (Tib: dgra-sta) with a flaying knife shaped blade. These axes are a symbol of chopping through the negative constructs of the mind and the illusions of birth and death.

This is an old, small old brass ritual axe, designed to placed on an altar or held in the hand during Buddhist practices.


VAJRA AXE (Item No. Ritual B22)

Price: £38 (including postage worldwide)

Origin: Tibet or Nepal
Age: 20 - 60 years approx
Lenght: 135mm approx

A small vajra axe (Tib: dgra-sta) is a symbol of chopping through the negative constructs of the mind and the illusions of birth and death.

This is an old, small old brass ritual axe, designed to placed on an altar or held in the hand during Buddhist practices.