Genuine antique ritual dagger from Nepal. The dagger represents the three worlds, three times and three emotional states (happy, somber and sad). Found in different forms and iconographic representations, they are used in healing, grounding, protection and creating harmony. The Phurba is the 'axis mundi' for the Himalayan shamanic groups, where in Buddhism the 'dagger' is viewed as the 'soul hero' or a 'stake' to pin down energy (used in weather control and many other rituals), the Nepalese shaman puts these to use in 'cintas', healing rituals; or to 'pick' the illness out of someone's body. Email for pricing.