An impressive hand crafted ritual iron phurba from Nepal. This is a very nice example displaying detailed carving throughout. Very few phurbas that are crafted entirely from iron come into the marketplace in this quality.
The three sided blade is held in the mouth of the mythical sea creature known as a Makara and represents the power to transform the "three poisons" or kleshas into wisdom. The three wrathful deity heads at the apex represent the three kayas and inwardly represent the three channels of the body.
Hand crafted in Nepal
length approx 7.5 inches
width approx 1.3 inches
Tip: If you notice rust appearing on any iron ritual item, simply use a toothbrush (used for this purpose only) to gently apply olive oil to the affected areas and then remove any residue with a soft cloth. For more stubborn areas you can use wire wool.