Phurba Dagger


A collector’s choice with detail to craftsmanship and brass. With its origin in Buddhas manifestation, also called Trikaya; the Truth Body, the Body of Bliss, and the Emanation Body. Both on display and available at auction. (Sold individually)

The three energies to be transformed are known as the three poisons – Attachment, Ignorance, and Aversion.


 A Phurba, or Kīla, is a triple sided Ritual Dagger from Tibet patterned off an earlier Vedic Tool. The Vedic tool was a tether used to stake sacrificial animals. The Tibetan meaning for Phurba is as “a tent stake.” The three sides of the dagger represent the spirit world, and the ‘stake’ brings all three worlds together. The symbolism of the Buddhist dagger is the destruction of foes or obstructions.  The lower part of the blade represents “Method” and the handle represents “ Wisdom”.


#TG21: Auction Code



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An antique relic made from metal/brass/copper. Used for spiritual and nomadic reasons. 3 sided dagger with a healing origin. Limited quantity.

  • One can also use the dagger to ‘pin’ down restless energy in an area. By taking a series of daggers thrust into the ground and connecting them with certain color strings, one can make a stable or protected space.

– This dagger is also used to confront Eastern spirits ( & western Ghosts). The belief is that spirits are confused and linger lost between the realms. By plunging the dagger into the spirit, the confusion is removed and the spirit is able to move on and be reborn.

– This ritual dagger is not meant to be used on sentient living beings.  The wielder of this dagger would use the tantric energies against evil spirits.

– One of the most important reason the Phurba focuses on 3 sides is because in Tibetan religious beliefs, it represents the “3 Bodies” of the Buddhas manifestation (also called Trikaya); the Truth Body, the Body of Bliss, and the Emanation Body.

Additional information

Weight 1.5 kg
Dimensions 10 × 4 × 11 cm

Crafted from metal – Brass/Copper


Nepal (Kathmandu Valley)

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