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Full Meteorite Sky Iron Nine Prong Vajra
A powerful hand crafted Nine Prong Vajra made entirely from Siberian Meteorite. This is guaranteed to be crafted from authentic Seymchan iron meteorite, which was first discovered in Siberia in 1967. Each piece is hand crafted by a master artisan who is unsurpassed in the making of ritual implements in modern times.
It is believed that Tibetans have an ancient tradition of using meteoric iron for ritual Phurbas and Vajras, however, very few genuine pieces have survived or are known to exist. There is also mention of Guru Rinpoche or Yeshe Tsogyal concealing meteoric ritual supports as terma and a number have been re-discovered over the centuries. The immense power of a meteorite when it falls to earth is so destructive and awesome in nature, that it is easy to see why 'sky metal' is such a sought after material for ritual weapons.
Meteoric ritual supports have long been prized in Tibet and finding meteorite in the Himalayas would have been exceptionally difficult in ancient times. It also requires great skill to work with this material. It is likely that the majority of antique iron phurbas or vajras that are claimed to be made from 'meteoric' iron (Tibetan: Namchak) are in fact only made from iron of this earth, or are mixed with a very small amount of meteoric iron. Without accurate metallurgical tests it would be difficult to prove otherwise. It is for this reason that genuine meteoric supports with proven provenance are so rare.
The Seymchan iron meteorite is shaped and polished smooth to reveal the Widmanstätten pattern that is inherent in the meteorite. This pattern is found in octahedrite iron meteorites and some pallasites, a class of stony-iron meteorite. This class was first recorded in 1772 and it was also found in the mountains of Siberia.
Material: Seymchan Meteorite
Size: length 5 inches
N.B Each meteorite vajra is individually hand crafted and so they will have their own unique character. This means you should expect differences in the Widmanstätten pattern and variations in colour between each piece.