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Rare Quality Extra Large Iron Kartika - Curved Flaying Knife
Rare Quality Extra Large Iron Kartika - Curved Flaying Knife
Our Price: £880.00

One of a kind!

A magnificent ritual flaying knife known as a Kartika or Drigug in Tibetan. A beautifully carved Makara or Chu Srin is displayed holding the fully iron blade in his mouth. Iron ritual items are incredibly difficult to find in this size and quality.

Material: Iron
Origin: Nepal
12 inches x 10 inches
Rare Quality Nine Prong Kartika - Curved Flaying Knife
Rare Quality Nine Prong Kartika - Curved Flaying Knife
Our Price: £480.00

Made by special commission.

A superb ritual flaying knife known as a Kartika or Drigug in Tibetan. Hand crafted with a copper nine prong vajra handle. A beautifully carved Makara or Chu Srin is displayed holding the fully iron blade in his mouth.

Material: Iron and Copper
Origin: Deradhun, India.
7.5 inches x 6.5 inches
Himalayan Crystal Kartika - Curved Flaying Knife
Himalayan Crystal Kartika - Curved Flaying Knife
Our Price: £150.00

A lovely example of a curved flaying knife carved from a single piece of Himalayan quartz crystal.

Origin: Nepal
width approx 4 inches
height approx 3.7 inches
138.3 grams
Kartika - Curved Flaying Knife
Kartika - Curved Flaying Knife
Our Price: £85.00

A ritual Kartika or Drigug with a little bit of age. This piece has a brass vajra and makara handle and iron blade.

4.75 inches x 5 inches
Origin: Nepal
Age: 30 years
Rare Quality Extra Large Iron Kartika - Curved Flaying Knife
Rare Meteorite Kartika or Trigu

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A very precious hand crafted meteorite Kartika or curved flaying knife. 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 supports in modern times.

The flaying knife (kartika) is one of the most prominent weapons used by wrathful deities, both male and female, especially Mahakala and Vajrayogini. They typically brandish a flaying knife in one hand and a skullcup (kapala) in the other. The blade, which is surmounted by the sea creature known as the Makara, terminates in a sharp point or curved hook, and combines the flaying implements of a cutting-knife and scraping blade with the piercing activity of a dagger or pulling-hook. The handle consists of a five prong vajra, or thunderbolt and is the quintessential symbol of Vajrayana Buddhism.
Antique Kartika - Curved Flaying Knife
Antique Kartika - Curved Flaying Knife

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Antique ritual flaying knife known as a Kartika or Drigug in Tibetan. Crafted with a bronze vajra and makara handle and iron blade.

Condition: Very good with weathering and patina commensurate with age.
Late 19th/Early 20th C
Origin: Nepal
width approx 6.5 inches