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Antique Kartika - Curved Flaying Knife
Antique Kartika - Curved Flaying Knife
Our Price: £550.00

An anique ritual flaying knife known as a Kartika or Drigug in Tibetan. Carfted 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
Vintage Heavy Brass & Iron Phurba & Kartika - 11.5 inches
Vintage Heavy Brass & Iron Phurba & Kartika - 11.5 inches
Our Price: £95.00

A vintage heavy brass alloy phurba and trigu (Kartika), both with iron blades. The Vajra handles are crossed over each other to form one weapon. The three sided blade is held in the mouth of a Makara and there is a horse head representing Hayagriva at the apex. The whole piece has traces of red Sindhura powder, which likely indicates that it has been ritually used.

Condition: Mostly very good with minor weathering commensurate with age.
length approx 11.5 inches
Aquired from a private collection
Origin: Nepal
Age: 40 years old +